The Brewers are coming off a series win against the Cubs and now welcome The Pirates to American Family field. Although the Cubs won the season series against the Brewers, the Cubs are essentially out of the race for a playoff spot. However, the Brewers have plenty left to play for. The Crew sits a game and a half back of the Padres for the final wild-card spot. They are six games back of the Cardinals for the NL Central lead. With the Pirates coming to American Family Field the Brewers will be looking for a sweep.
Game One: Burnes vs. TBD
As of right now, the Pirates have not named a starter for tonight’s matchup. All signs point to tonight being a bullpen day for Derek Shelton. Meanwhile, Corbin Burnes will look to get back to his CY Young ways after getting shelled in his last start against the Dodgers. Burnes has been great this year, and much of that is accredited to his ability to bounce back after a rough inning or even outing. The Brewer’s bats got hot against the Cubs and will look to stay that way tonight. Christian Yelich had eight hits, two home runs and five RBIs this weekend as he looks to finish the season off strong.
Game Two: Alexander vs. Keller
Jason Alexander makes a return to the starting rotation. Whether or not this is how the rotation will look moving forward is yet to be seen, but Adrian Houser will not make a start this series. Jason Alexander has made multiple starts this season when the Brewers rotation was missing Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta. Alexander relies heavily on the ground ball and has performed better as a starter than as a reliever. If the Brewers can continue their hot streak at the plate against Mitch Keller they should have no problem getting Alexander a win. Keller is 4-10 on the year with a 4.50 ERA.
Game Three: Peralta vs. Wilson
Freddy Peralta’s last outing was phenomenal, to say the least. He pitched 6.0 no-hit innings with only 82 pitches before Craig Counsell pulled him. The Brewers lost his last start, but since then the offense has gone on a hot streak. Bryse Wilson is 2-8 on the year with a 6.01 ERA. The Brewers have played better against right-handed pitching this year as opposed to lefties. Wilson’s struggles paired with Milwaukee’s success against righties could mean a big night for the offense.
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