The roles have been reversed this week in Milwaukee, where the National League Central-leading Brewers look to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the cellar-dwelling Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH David Buchanan (4-5, 4.82 ERA) vs. Brewers RH Matt Garza (6-5, 3.78)
Buchanan has lost his last two outings, but he’s coming off his third quality start in nine big-league starts.
Garza is coming off his first shutout since 2010, as he blanked Cincinnati on two hits Saturday while matching a season high with nine strikeouts.
– Over is 10-4-2 in Phillies last 16 Thursday games.
– Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.