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Gamethread 5/3: Brewers at Phillies

The Phils and Brew Crew begin a four-game set

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

After a horrendous loss on Sunday Night Baseball, the Phillies will need to rebound quickly, as the National League Central leading Milwaukee Brewers come to town for a four-game series.

In Monday night’s series opener, Vince Velasquez (0-0, 6.57 ERA, 1.95 WHIP) will make his third start of the season for the Phillies. The Phillies will not have the services of reliever Jose Alvarado who will begin a two-game suspension. Bryce Harper is also not in the lineup, and it seems as if his wrist injury was re-aggravated on Sunday.

Velasquez be opposed by righty Adrian Houser (2-2, 3.65 ERA, 1.42 WHIP) for the Brewers, who will see the return of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain from the 10-day Injured List.

Game time is 7:05 Eastern and will feature a rare over-the-air broadcast on PHL17.