Timely hits will make or break a game’s outcome. The odds were not in the Brewers’ favor as they lost last night’s game to a walk-off single. Honestly, this afternoon’s game might not be any better. That’s because Brett Anderson’s opponent, Shane Bieber, is arguably the best pitcher in the league this season.
What should the Brewers expect from Bieber?
The Indians’ righty has an array of pitches. His fastball, curveball, and cutter are his most used pitches. Bieber throws a changeup too, but only at 5.9 percent of the time.
Let’s get down to the brutal honesty of how good Bieber is. He leads the league in strikeouts with 84. His WHIP is 0.82 meaning, he barely gives up hits or walks in an inning. In eight starts, Bieber hasn’t pitched fewer than six innings a start. Quality starts all-around. Prior to his start against the Brewers, Bieber has 52 innings under his belt. In those 52 innings, the Indians’ ace has only given up seven runs. The Brewers are looking to hand Bieber his first loss of the season. He is 6-0 with a 1.20 ERA. All-around, this isn’t great news for the 2020 Brewers’ offense.
Where’s the positivity?
Lucky enough for the Brewers, they have been playing decent ball lately. But, take that very lightly. Brett Anderson has turned things around in his last couple of starts. Actually, Anderson is undefeated against the Indians with a 0.94 ERA in his career while Bieber hasn’t faced the Brewers before.
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