Series Preview : Brewers vs. D-Backs

Milwaukee, W.I. ~ The Milwaukee Brewers finally come home from a long, ten game series. The Brewers finished the trip going 7-3, incredibly good, considering all three teams they played all made the playoffs last season. Over the course of the trip, the pitching has kept up their good work, but the offense finally started pounding the ball.

Now, they look to keep their hot streak going, as they play their first game at Miller Park in over a week. The Brew Crew is 18-10 on the road, a great record. However, things have been a bit dicey in Milwaukee, as the team has a 10-9 record.

The Brewers come home to a team they beat on over the road trip – the Arizona Diamond-Backs. Milwaukee took two out of three at Chase Field last Monday to Wednesday, outscoring the D-Backs 16-6. Their lone loss of the series came when Arizona eked out a run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Crew’s pitching that series was phenomenal, limiting the Diamond-Backs to two runs a game.

The Diamond Backs went on to get swept by a struggling New York Mets over the weekend. Arizona has now lost ten out of the last eleven games they played, and enter Milwaukee with a record of 25-21.

Monday – 6:40 p.m. 

Zack Greinke vs Chase Anderson

Zack Greinke has been very dominant over his last several starts. He limited the Brewers to one run over the six innings he pitched. Though his fast ball does not have the zip it used to, he still can get the job done, as he hasn’t given up more than one run in an outing since April 30th. Chase Anderson will start for the Brewers, his first since he got hammered by the Pirates on May 6th.

Tuesday – 6.40 p.m. 

Matt Koch vs. Jhoulys Chacin

Last Wednesday the Brew Crew really got to Koch,  scoring eight runs in the four innings he pitched. That start, however, was Koch’s first truly bad start of the season so far. Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich, and Tyler Saladino all hit homers against him on Wednesday in Arizona.

Wednesday – 12:10 p.m. 

Zack Godley vs TBA

Zack Godley hasn’t quite lived up to what he was last season. His strikeout rate has dipped, as his walk rate has increased dramatically. Godley pitched well in his last outing, when he only allowed one run in six inning against the Mets.

If the Brewers bats stay hot, and the pitchers can do their job, the outcome should be similar to last week’s series.

By Jacob Szczap 


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