Battle of the Aces, Woodruff vs Gray

The Brewers are winless this year at Miller Park. Brandon “Big Woo” Woodruff looks to change the narrative. Woodruff will face right-hander Sonny Gray.

Splits vs Brewers

Gray has faced the Brewers six times in his career. During that time Gray has a 2-1 record with a 2.29 ERA and a 1.217 WHIP. Brewers’ hitters have struggled against Gray with an exception of a few bright spots.

Brewers’ hitters vs Gray

Gray has held Brewers’ batters to a .227 average and a .641 OPS. There are three members of the Brewers’ offense who have done well against Gray. It’s none other than Logan Morrison, Justin Smoak, and Christian Yelich. Morrison and Smoak are 7-33, and Yelich is 2-5 against Gray. Yelich and Smoak both have home runs and a combined six RBIs against the two-time All-Star. Gray has fared well in his time with the Reds. Last year was one of his better years with a 2.87 ERA in 31 starts. In that time he held batters to a .196 average. So far, in 2020, Gray is 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA and a WHIP of 0.70.

Justin Smoak (left) and Logan Morrison (right) have done well offensively against their opponent, Sonny Gray. Both are in today’s lineup.

Big Woo

Brandon “Woody” Woodruff has done nothing but impress in his first three starts of the year. “Woody” has only allowed four runs and struck out 21 batters. He pitched a one-hit masterpiece in Pittsburgh that CC Sabathia would be proud of. The flamethrower tops out at 99 mph. Woodruff is 1-1 on the year with a 2.08 ERA. 

Brewers lineup

Game Notes

-Eric Sogard is batting lead-off because he has the highest on-base percentage on the team at .400

-Utility player, Mark Mathias, is starting in right field today. He has only played the outfield so far, but is primarily an infielder.

-Ryan Braun is not in the lineup due to an infected right index finger.

This afternoon’s game

The Milwaukee Brewers will face the Cincinnati Reds in Game Three of the series at Miller Park. Find a television or radio because the game will air on Fox Sports Wisconsin, and WTMJ radio at 1:10 p.m. CST.

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