Milwaukee Brewers Used strong pitching and timely hitting to reclaim first place out of the National League Central Cincinnati Reds
visit on sunday brewers aims to end his series with reds With a disappointing three game performance
Milwaukee enters Sunday’s game having defeated Cincinnati in seven of nine contests this season and 25 of the last 34 overall. Saturday’s 3–0 win moved Milwaukee into first place in the division for the first time since June 26, when they led Cincinnati by a half-game.
brewers Recorded three consecutive shutout wins for the first time since July 19–21, 2013. Milwaukee pitching has allowed only three hits in last 18 shutout innings
registering three shutouts, brewers Pitchers have thrown a total of 44 strikeouts to Cincinnati batters. reds He was one of the most hitters in the majors through June and early July, when he was winning 20 of 24 games and was fifth in MLB with 4.99 runs per game entering the All-Star break.
“We’ve been pitching really well,” brewers said manager Craig Counsell. “This is a lineup that is putting up a lot of runs, so to put two shutouts on the board against them, more credit to our pitchers.
Milwaukee hit three solo home runs for its attack on Saturday while allowing only one run in its last two wins.
“We have to score more runs,” said Council. “We gave up runs there. That means we’re asking (pitchers) to be perfect. They did a great job. But we gave up big scoring opportunities there… and we did that, really.” three games against last reds, We’d like to be a little better there to give those guys some room for error.
reds Shut out three times in a row for the first time since April 3-5, 2019 and the third time in franchise history
“There is no question that we will be successful,” reds manager David Bell said. “We also know what we’ve been through the last few nights. These guys have been working their pitches. There’s no doubt about it. So, just keep working, keep competing, keep fighting, and we know we’ll lose by
brewers Send right-hander Adrian Houser (3-2, 3.68 ERA) to the mound in the series finale
Houser will make his 12th appearance (10th start) of the season. brewers He is 5-4 in his last nine starts, including three quality starts.
Houser is 5-4 with a 4.90 ERA in 16 career appearances (13 starts) against redsincluding a 5–1 win at Cincinnati on June 4, when he allowed only one run on six hits over seven innings
reds Competing with right-hander Ben Lively (4-5, 3.83), who will make his ninth start and 11th appearance in 2023. Lively allowed only one run and four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his most recent start in Milwaukee last Sunday. Tough Luck suffered a 1–0 loss before the All-Star break.
“We believe in the people in our clubhouse,” Bell said. “And it’s easy to do it with the guys that we have, the players that we have, the pitchers that we have. There’s no other way to reach it.”
–Field Level Media