The Brewers will look to avenge a three-game sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates last weekend. The Crew is coming off a series split with the Reds in which they boycotted the third game and played the first double header in Miller Park history. The Pirates are coming off an interesting week. They did not play Monday, lost two games to the White Sox, on Tuesday and Wednesday, then won two games in a double header against the Cardinals yesterday. The Brewers are currently 13-17 on the year, while Pittsburgh is 9-19.
Brewers Scheduled Starters
The Brewers will send Corbin Burnes to the bump to start Game One of the series. Burnes is 0-0 with a 3.42 ERA on the season. In his previous start, Burnes allowed three runs in five and one-third innings against this same Pirates team. This will be Burnes’ seventh appearance and fourth start overall in 2020.
Brett Anderson will start the second game of the series for the Brewers. Anderson has had two quality starts in a row against the Twins and Reds. He will look to make it three in a row against the Pirates. In his previous two starts, Anderson has allowed three runs on 10 hits while inducing many ground balls. If this continues, he will be in a good position for his third quality start in a row. He is currently 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA on the season.
The Brewers will send their ace, Brandon Woodruff, to the hill to start the third game of this series. After a hot start to the season, Woodruff has struggled as of late. Currently, he has a 2-2 record and a 3.19 ERA. However, he has struggled with high pitch counts in his last few games. After this start, Woodruff is scheduled to go home for the birth of his child. Should the child come sooner, he will most likely miss this start.
Pirates Schedule Starters
Derek Holland will start opposite Corbin Burnes in Game One of the series. Holland is 1-1 with a 6.17 ERA this season. In his previous start, Holland went five innings and allowed just one run on four hits. However, it took him 99 pitches to get to that point. The Brewers will be looking to be better against a pitcher that they should have had great success against last time.
The Pirates will counter Brett Anderson with JT Brubaker, who is 0-0 with a 4.80 ERA on the season. In his last start, he puzzled Brewers hitters, striking out six and allowing just two runs while working into the sixth inning. Brubaker made his MLB debut on July 26 agains the Cardinals this year. The Brewers are the first team that he will see for a second time.
Steven Brault will get the nod for the Pirates in the final game of the series. Brault is 0-1 with a 4.80 ERA. He was roughed up by the White Sox in his previous start, going just three innings and allowing four runs. He previously faced the Brewers on July 27, pitching two scoreless innings in relief.