Brewers’ Shaw has been raking against right-handers

Travis Shaw is having another good season for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The third baseman leads the team in doubles (17), home runs (14) and RBI (43) while posting a slash line of .249/.345/.502.

The left-handed Shaw has really mashed right-handed pitchers, though, batting .266/.368/.590 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 39 RBI, with just three more strikeouts (32) than walks (29).

In the National League, against right-handed pitchers he ranks first in RBI and extra-base hits, is tied for first in home runs (with Washington’s Bryce Harper), second in slugging percentage (behind Los Angeles’ Joc Pederson) and fifth in OPA (.958).

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That’s good news for this weekend.

Milwaukee’s opponent beginning Friday night is Philadelphia. The Phillies‘ scheduled starters for the three-game series are Jake Arrieta, Zach Eflin and Aaron Nola — all right-handers.

Other notes:

— Since 2016, the Brewers and Phillies have split their 16 matchups. Milwaukee is scoring 5.25 runs in that span; Philadelphia 5.13.

— Philadelphia is 13-19 on the road this season, averaging just 3.63 runs per game while batting .216 with a .646 OPS.

— Both teams are good in one-run games. The Brewers are 16-7 in such contests while the Phillies are 11-6.

Ryan Braun has a career 1.149 OPS vs. Philadelphia, the second-highest against the Phillies over the last 100 years. Only Vladimir Guerrero (1.204) is higher.

Brent Suter has thrown his fastball for a strike 70.2 percent of the time, which ranks fifth in MLB.

Statistics courtesy STATS