A disappointing loss for the Brewers last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates should be the fuel for tonight’s game.
It’s trade deadline day, everyone’s on the edge of their seats and the Brewers are looking to take three out of four games against the Pirates. After only one run coming in yesterday from Keston Hiura on an RBI-single, the fans are hoping the Brewers’ bats can come alive once again tonight.
With the doubleheader occurring earlier this week, the Brewers didn’t have another starting pitcher to bring into the rotation for tonight’s game. Which meant it would be a bullpen kind of day for the game. It was announced this morning that fan favorite Brent Suter would get the starting ball against the Pirates’ right-hander Trevor Williams.
It’s a Bullpen Day for the Crew
Suter has not started a game since his Tommy John surgery in 2018, and has only been used in relief appearances this season. He’s made nine relief appearances posting a 3.68 ERA and 18:1 K/BB over 14 innings of work. He was a starter in both 2017 and 2018. After TJ surgery, Brent Suter was placed in the bullpen to do some relief work. He hasn’t really gone longer than two innings; so for Suter to be starting tonight, we probably won’t see more than five innings out of him. It won’t be surprising if he only does two or three innings of work before we go back into the pen.
Trevor Williams of the Pirates has a 1-5 record with a 5.34 ERA on his record for the season. Recently coming off of the COVID-19 list, it’ll be interesting to see how Williams performs on the mound tonight.
Counsell has Urias hitting lead off once again, which seems to work in Urias’ favor as he’s shown that he’s very capable of being a great lead-off hitter. Jedd Gyorko will finally get a start against a righty as the DH for the crew tonight, as well. Braun and Nottingham get the night off.
Here’s tonight’s lineup for the series finale the Pirates at 6:40 p.m. CT.
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— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 31, 2020
Pirates are yet again without Bryan Reynolds (Paternity leave), so maybe without the threat of Reynolds being in the Pirates’ lineup, that could help the Brewers in their offense.
Trevor Williams takes the mound tonight in Milwaukee.#LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/I7TRqS9tAc
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 31, 2020
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