PHILLIES’ VINNY NEEDS TO BE THE STOPPER AGAINST BREW CREW

By Sam Bush

Can Vinny Velasquez stop the Phillies’ seven-game losing streak and also get his mojo back to early-season form tonight?

Velasquez (5-2, 3.63) leads the Phillies in victories, but he’s since going 4-1 with a 1.44 ERA in his first five starts, the right-hander has gone 1-1 with a 6.31 mark over his past five.

Velasquez will try to rebound after allowing a career-high seven runs and nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in Sunday’s 7-2 road loss to the Chicago Cubs.

”It’s one of those days they put the bat on the ball, it falls into play and you’ve got to just continue pitching,” Velasquez said.

He’ll get his first look at a Milwaukee team that has won seven of 10 overall and looks to extend a franchise-record

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