Stephen Nover Free Wednesday Play
Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia,
07/01/2015 19:05 EDT,
Score: 9 - 5
Total: -102/+8 Over
Time to call out the Philadelphia fire department. A pair of arsonists - Kyle Lohse and Aaron Harang - are taking the mound tonight.
The two old codgers have no business being in starting rotations anymore.
The 36-year-old Lohse has been brutal all season with a 6.28 ERA. He's given up nine homers in his last seven games.
The 37-year-old Harang started off well, but he's already hit the wall surrendering a ghastly 26 runs during his past five games spanning 29 2/3 innings. Harang has yielded nine homers in his last six starts.
Citizens Band Park is a hitter-friendly park and the conditions should be good for the offense. The weather forecast is for a hot, muggy night with temperatures in the 80's and a slight wind blowing out to right.
Adam Hamari is slated to be the home plate umpire. The over has cashed 25 of 42 times he's been behind the plate the past two seasons for 59 percent.
The Brewers' underachieving offense should pick up with Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy all healthy and Adam Lind swinging a hot bat.
Philadelphia's offense has shown life lately with Cesar Hernandez providing an upgrade at second base over injured Chase Utley, batting nearly 100 points higher than Utley. Rookie third baseman Maikel Franco is putting up numbers close to Kris Bryant and doing it in far fewer at bats.