The Phillies' Cliff Lee will face a familiar foe when he takes the mound Friday night in Milwaukee.
After allowing the Brewers just three runs on seven hits while striking out 11 batters over 7 2/3 frames in Philadelphia on Sunday, the southpaw will face them again Friday night at Miller Park.
"He throws strikes," Rickie Weeks said of Lee, who has won five of his last six starts. "You've got to try to stay aggressive, but at the same time, Lee, he picks his spots to throw strikes to. I'm going to try to look for something up in the zone but stay aggressive, got to stay aggressive. Just try to beat him, I guess."
Weeks went 1-of-3 with a walk and two strikeouts against Lee on Sunday. Weeks is 11-of-35 at the plate in his last 12 games and has been hitting the ball better lately in spite of Scooter Gennett's promotion from Triple-A Nashville on Monday.
"Baseball, that's how it is sometimes," Weeks said of his recent turnaround. "Just the way the game goes."
Domonic Brown continued his hot month at the plate by collecting two hits in the Phillies' 5-1 win over the Brewers on Thursday. The National League Player of the Month for May has hit 10 home runs in his last 13 games. Brown is 8-for-14 with three home runs and eight RBIs against the Brewers in four games this season.
"Hopefully we don't throw him anymore pitches down the middle," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's a really good mistake hitter, which you really should be in the big leagues. If you're patient enough, you're going to get mistakes, and he doesn't miss 'em when he gets them. Hopefully we're not going to see anymore thigh-high and down the middle to him -- and, really, all pitches. It's not like he's just hitting fastballs. He can hit an offspeed [pitch], and if you make a mistake with that, he's going to hit it."
Brown will face right-hander Alfredo Figaro, who will make his second start this season. The reliever, who has a 3.67 ERA in 18 appearances this season, received a no-decision in his first start, pitching five innings against the Twins on May 28. Figaro allowed four runs on four hits, including three home runs. He struck out four and walked a batter pitching in place of the injured Hiram Burgos.
Brewers: Gorzelanny to start Saturday
Reliever Tom Gorzelanny will start against the Phillies on Saturday. Gorzelanny is replacing Marco Estrada, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring Wednesday, in the rotation.
Phillies: Delmon Young heating up
Delmon Young homered against the Brewers on Thursday to give him five home runs in his last 15 games. He started the season on the 15-day disabled list due to offseason ankle surgery. Young got a home run in his first at-bat, but it was his only jack in his first 17 games.
"Delmon didn't have a Spring Training, [and] that might be why he's a little bit behind right now," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's been a good hitter. He's 27 years old. There's no reason why he can't still hit. It's a matter of getting his timing. That's why he hasn't gotten going consistently yet."
Young is five away from 100 career home runs.
• The Phillies are 21-18 at Miller Park and 64-44 all-time against the Brewers.
• The Brewers are 9-11 in Game 2 of a series, and they're 5-13-2 in series play. They've been swept five times this season.
Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.