Brewers going for sweep — shutout-style — vs. Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers have used overpowering pitching and well timed hitting to recapture first place within the Nationwide League Central from the Cincinnati Reds

On Sunday, the visiting Brewers intention to conclude their sequence with the Reds with a demoralizing three-game sweep

Milwaukee enters Sunday’s recreation having overwhelmed Cincinnati in seven of 9 conferences this season and 25 of the final 34 general. Saturday’s 3-0 win gave Milwaukee sole possession of first place within the division for the primary time since June 26, after they led Cincinnati by a half-game.

The Brewers have recorded three straight shutout wins for the primary time since July 19-21, 2013. Milwaukee pitching has allowed simply three hits over the past 18 shutout innings

In registering the three shutouts, Brewers pitchers have totaled 44 strikeouts of Cincinnati batters. The Reds have been one of many hottest-hitting groups within the majors in June and early July, after they have been successful 20-of-24 video games and fifth in MLB with 4.99 runs per recreation getting into the All-Star break

“We’re pitching actually, very well,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell stated. “That is a lineup that is been scoring a ton of runs, so to place two shutouts on the board towards them, all of the extra credit score to our pitchers.

Milwaukee got here up with three solo house runs for his or her offense Saturday whereas clawing out simply single runs of their earlier two wins.

“We have got to attain extra runs,” Counsell added. “We left runs on the market. That implies that we’re asking (the pitchers) to be good. They did nice. However we left large run-scoring alternatives on the market … and we have achieved that, actually, the final three video games towards the Reds. We would prefer to be a little bit higher there to offer these guys some room for error.

The Reds have been shut out three straight instances for the primary time since April 3-5, 2019, and only for the third time in franchise historical past

“There is no query we’ll break via,” Reds supervisor David Bell stated. “We additionally know what we have been up towards the final couple of nights. These guys are executing their pitches. There is no doubt. So, simply hold working at it hold, hold competing, hold battling, and we all know we’ll break via

The Brewers ship right-hander Adrian Houser (3-2, 3.68 ERA) to the mound within the sequence finale

Houser shall be making his twelfth look (tenth begin) of the season. The Brewers are 5-4 in his 9 earlier begins, together with three high quality begins

Houser is 5-4 with a 4.90 ERA in 16 profession appearances (13 begins) towards the Reds, together with a 5-1 win on June 4 in Cincinnati, when he allowed only one run on six hits over seven innings

The Reds counter with right-hander Ben Energetic (4-5, 3.83), who will make his ninth begin and eleventh look of 2023. Energetic allowed only one run and 4 hits over 5 2/3 innings in his most up-to-date begin final Sunday in Milwaukee, taking the tough-luck 1-0 loss earlier than the All-Star break

“We consider within the those who we now have in our clubhouse,” Bell stated. “And that is straightforward to do with the those who we now have, the gamers that we now have, the pitchers that we now have. There is no different option to method it.”

–Area Stage Media