The Milwaukee Brewers will be going for their 10th win in their last 11 games when they take on the San Diego Padres in the second game of their four-game series on Tuesday night. The game will be played at Miller Park and is scheduled to begin at 7:40 PM. ET.
(This preview was written before Monday’s game was played).
Padres Trying To End Road Slump
The Padres haven’t fared well away from Petco Park this season and came into this series on a six-game road losing streak. Even though the team has already been eliminated from playoff contention, they will be trying to kill two birds with one tstone of Tuesday with a win over the Brewers, which will snap their road losing streak and keep the Brewers ouof the second Wildcard playoff spot.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 15, 2019
San Diego hasn’t played well offensively. The team’s .242 batting average is 25th in the league. Their .312 on-base percentage is 23rd, as is their .420 slugging percentage. The 654 runs they have scored are 25th in the league.
Eric Hosmer leads the team with a .277 batting average and 94 RBI, while Hunter Renfroe leads the team with 31 home runs.
San Diego’s pitching also hasn’t been very good. Opponents have a .255 batting average against the Padres, which is 18th in the league. Their 4.62 ERA is also 18th, while their46 quality starts are 24th in the league.
In his last start, Paddack gave up three hits and zero earned runs in six innings, leading to a 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. He has not faced the Brewers during his rookie campaign but has given up only one run in his last three starts.
Brewers Trying To Move In to Second Place In NL Wildcard Standings
The Brewers have been on a roll over the last two weeks and have won nine of their last 10 games, which has allowed them to move into third place in the NL Wildcard standings, one game behind the Chicago Cubs. They will try to pick up their 10th win in their last 11 games and move into second place in the Wildcard standings with a win over the Padres on Tuesday.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 16, 2019
Milwaukee has been inconsistent offensively. The team’s .248 batting average is 18th in the league. Their .329 on-base percentage is ninth, while their .439 slugging percentage is 12th in the league. The 701 runs they have scored are 20th in the league.
Christian Yelich leads the team with a .329 batting average, 44 home runs, and 97 RBI. However, the reigning NL MVP suffered a season-ending injury last week. The team will need other players to continue stepping up to fill the void he left on offense.
Milwaukee’s pitching has been average this year. Opponents have a .250 batting average against the Brewers, which is 12th in the league. Their 4.59 ERA is 17th, while their 33 quality starts are 27th in the league.
In his last start, Gonzalez gave up seven hits and two earned runs in four innings, leading to a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins. He is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in his last four starts against the Padres.
San Diego is:
- 0-6 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
- 1-4 in Paddack’s last 5 road starts.
- 9-1 in their last 10 overall.
- 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record.
- 10-2 in Gonzalez’s last 12 home starts.