The Milwaukee Brewers were swept on the road this weekend against the Atlanta Braves and now find themselves 0.5 games back of the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central Standings. Milwaukee looks to get right on the road over the next three games against the Washington Nationals, starting on Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Milwaukee Brewers Look To Bounce Back vs. Nationals
The Brewers’ offense was really good over the weekend, but the pitching let them down against the Braves. Washington is one of the worst teams in the MLB, with a 44-62 record. Milwaukee currently has a 57-49 record and owns one of the three wild card spots in the National League.
This is a must-have series that the Milwaukee Brewers need to sweep in order to not fall any further in the MLB Standings. It feels like all season long that Milwaukee has been a hit-or-a-miss baseball team.
Washington Nationals Stats
Jeimer Candelario has played in 99 games this season for the Washington Nationals. He has a .258 batting average with 16 home runs and 53 RBIs, along with six stolen bases.
Lane Thomas has played in 105 games this season. He has a .285 batting average with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs, along with 12 stolen bases.
Keibert Ruiz has played in 86 games this season. He has a .245 batting average with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs, along with one stolen base.
The Milwaukee Brewers do need to account for some good hitters in the Washington Nationals lineup. However, in this three-game set, the Milwaukee Brewers have a major advantage in the starting pitching department. The bats will need to be alive once again in this series for Milwaukee.
If things don’t get done in this series, the Milwaukee Brewers have no one to blame but themselves.