Phillies Look To Double Lee’s Win Total; Host Brewers Again

By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After a stirring four-run, 9th-inning comeback which gave the Phillies a 7-6 win over the Brewers last night, Cliff Lee takes the mound tonight as the Fightins’ go for a third straight victory.

Lee is just 1-6 this season with a 3.72 ERA.  In two starts since the All-Star Break, the left-hander has picked up right where he left off after the season’s first three months – pitching pretty well with nothing to show for it to the tune of an 0-1 record and just three earned runs allowed in 14 innings of work (1.93 ERA).

The Brewers give the ball to right-hander Zack Grienke who is 9-3 here in 2012 and 1-1 against the Phillies in two career appearances.

It has been a struggle for Grienke here in July as he has allowed 14 earned runs in his 14 innings of work, going 0-1 in the process.  Grienke also is not nearly as good on the road (5-3, 4.41) as he is at home (4-0, 2.56).

The Phillies bring a 43-54 record into tonight’s game, that has them in last place in National League East.  They are 14 games behind the first-place Nationals and 10 games out of a wildcard.  The Brewers are 44-51 and in fourth-place in National League Central.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of the website Phillies Nation about tonight’s match-up and what the next week could look like for the Fightins’ as the trade deadline inches closer.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw. 

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