The Milwaukee Brewers will head to St. Louis after a Few Crazy days in Washington against the Nationals.
Saturday night proved to be a excellent crazy, but Sunday was a mad bad day for its Brewer pitching yesterday afternoon. The Brewers outlasted the Nats in 14 innings to get a 15-14 win at a fun game for those fans. It was not an enjoyable game at all for the bullpens.
The Brewers’ bullpen took the lengthy event harder. Their weary pitching team got hammered yesterday afternoon letting 16 runs at a 16-8 reduction. Milwaukee added 4 9th inning runs to soften the blow to generate the score a bit more respectable.
Chase Anderson got off to a terrible start Sunday to set the wheels in motion for a tough day on the bump. Anderson allowed 10 earned runs in just 2.1 innings and then Aaron Wilkerson was tagged for 5 earned runs in 4.1 innings. The offense wasn’t going to be making that up, so it was an early reduction for the Brewers because one.
The Brewers are at the middle of a tight NL Central along with wildcard race in the National League. They’ve a prospect of winning one of the two or nothing in any way. This is a Very Important series for the Brewers and Cardinals.
Between the Brewers, Cubs, and Cardinals there are just two games separating everybody else in the NL Central. The Reds and Pirates are outside, but everyone else is in play at the division. Having a powerful series across the Cardinals and the Cubs slipping upward this week, the Brewers could be atop the NL Central by the end of the week. A little more easy said than done.
Zach Davies, who had been the best pitcher at the Brewers’ rotation, will seem to respond after struggling mightily recently. The Cardinals are expected to cancel with Dakota Hudson. Head under for our complimentary Brewers vs. Cardinals pick.
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Zach Davies is a leading choice for the Brewers in their rotation this season. While nearly all the rotation was struggling, Davies was the 1 outlier who had been delivering to the bulge. It was rather remarkable and Davies was on pace to break his previous career-high ERA of 3.90 set in 2017. I will ignore the 3.71 ERA he published at six starts as a beginner as it wasn’t a complete year for him.
Davies is obviously still on pace to conquer an ERA of 3.90, but he is making it difficult on himself down the stretch. Davies moves with the ERA of 3.74 and 1.39 WHIP, but his current outings are putting a career-high in uncertainty now. He posted a 11.77 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, also .400 OBA within his past three starts, allowing 18 runs in 13 innings of work.
Davies also hasn’t performed well against the Cardinals in his career. The Cards are hitting .300 using 21 runs dozens over Davies at 130 at-bats. In his last trip to St. Louis, Davies was good but the Cardinals were much better using a 4-3 victory. Together with Davies struggling recently, their bullpen is probably going to be drained after the past two times in Washington.
Dakota Hudson has been coming off a standout performance against the Royals in Kansas City. He shuttered the KC lineup for no runs over six innings of work. The bats looked after the rest, since the Cards enjoyed a 6-0 triumph. Hudson has allowed over 3 runs in just 2 out of 25 appearances. Since April 21st, Hudson has been the model of consistency, using only one game with over 3 runs. Expect the Cardinals to start a big series against an inter-divisional competitor with a win in Busch Stadium on Monday night.