After taking two of three and out scoring the Cubs 20-4, the Milwaukee Brewers enjoy an off day today. Next on the schedule is the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds come to town for three games. They are also in last place at 3-19 and have lost six games in a row. Here is what you know for this upcoming series.
Probable Pitching Matchups
Tuesday- Brandon Woodruff vs Vladimir Gutierrez
Wednesday- Freddy Peralta vs Tyler Mahle
Thursday- Adrian Houser vs Hunter Greene
Can The Long Ball Continue?
Despite being shut out yesterday, the Brewers hit nine home runs against Cubs pitching. The Reds pitching staff has been just as bad along with their 3-19 record. The Brewers rely on the long ball for a majority of their runs. If they struggle to hit home runs, it could be a closer series than most would like to see.
I like seeing Hunter Renfroe slowly getting into a groove. He was brought in to hit home runs and is starting to do that. If he continues to do this, it will be hard to keep him out of the lineup.
A 3-19 record is something no one expected from this Reds roster. With veterans such as Joey Votto and Mike Moustakas, it’s hard to believe the Reds are struggling on the mound and at the plate.
However, as Brewer fans know, the Reds can hit home runs and in bunches. Despite the struggles, Brewer pitchers need to be careful with this offense and can’t let them get into a routine. The records are extremely different but the Reds have what it takes to take two of three in this series.
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