of Milwaukee Brewers With overwhelming pitching and timely hits as weapons, he regained the lead in the National League Central Division. Cincinnati Reds
Sunday visit brewer Aiming to conclude the series Reds In a demoralizing 3-game sweep
Milwaukee has beaten Cincinnati in 7 of 9 games this season, and 25 of 34 overall in recent games, going into Sunday’s game. With Saturday’s 3-0 win, Milwaukee swept the top spot in the division for the first time since June 26, when they led Cincinnati by half a game.
of brewer The Milwaukee pitcher has allowed just three hits in his last 18 shutout innings.
In the record of 3 shutouts, brewer The pitcher took a total of 44 strikeouts from Cincinnati hitters.of Reds They were one of the best hitting teams in the majors in June and early July, winning 20 of 24 games and finishing fifth in MLB with 4.99 points per game going into the All-Star break.
“We’re pitching really, really good.” brewer Manager Craig Counsell said. “This line-up is scoring a ton of points, so getting two shutouts against them is all the more credit to our pitchers.
Milwaukee hit three solo homers in Saturday’s offense and has just one run in its last two wins.
“We have to score more,” added Counsel. “We gave up a run there, which means we wanted[the pitchers]to be perfect. They were great, but we left a big scoring chance there. ..and we really made it to the end” 3 games Reds. We want to improve a bit more to give them room for mistakes.
of Reds It was the first three consecutive shutouts since April 3-5, 2019, and the third time in franchise history.
“There is no question that we can break through.” Reds manager David Bell said. “We also know what we’ve been doing the last few nights. They’re running their pitches. No doubt. So just keep trying, keep competing, We know that if we keep fighting, we can definitely break out.” Finished
of brewer Send right-hander Adrian Hauser (3-2, 3.68 ERA) to the mound for the final game of the series.
Hauser will make his 12th appearance (and 10th start) this season.of brewer 5-4 in his last nine starts, three of which have been quality starts.
Hauser has appeared in 16 career away games (13 starts), going 5-4 with a 4.90 ERA. RedsIncluding a game in Cincinnati on June 4, in which he won 5–1 after allowing just one run on six hits in the seventh inning.
of Reds Counter with right arm Ben Lively (4 wins, 5 losses, 3.83). He will make his ninth start and 11th appearance in 2023. Lively allowed just one run and four hits in five 2/3 innings in his most recent start in Milwaukee last Sunday. , unfortunately lost 1-0 before the All-Star break
“We believe in the people in the clubhouse,” Bell said. “It’s easy to do with the people we have, our players, our pitchers. There’s no other way to approach it.”
–Field level media