The Milwaukee Brewers are looking to take the second game of a three-game series on Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs. More importantly, the Brewers will seek their fifth straight win against the NL Central rival Cubs, with the potential to sweep them for a second straight series.
Wednesday’s contest showcases pitcher Yovani Gallardo for Milwaukee, who is looking to continue his recent success. Gallardo hasn’t allowed an earned run in 21 innings while earning himself a 2-0 record in his last three starts. The right-hander appears to be on track as of late.
Against the Cubs, Gallardo has recorded great, games going 7-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 14 starts. On Wednesday night, he will look to continue his dominating ways against the Cubs, hoping to get a little added run support from his team.
For the Cubs, Scott Feldman is scheduled to take the mound. In Feldman’s last outing against the St. Louis Cardinals, he pitched 5.1 innings with five earned runs, earning him a loss on the stat sheet. Feldman’s record is 6-6, but he’s 0-4 with a 6.65 ERA against any NL Central opponent — not the type of record a team wants to have against their division opponents.
If the Cubs want to avoid losing their 10th straight defeat at Miller Park, Feldman will need to be at the top of his game playing like he has against non-NL Central opponents.
In Tuesday’s contest, the Brewers came back in the fifth inning to take the lead and never looked back in 9-3 win over the Cubs. Surprisingly, the Brewers were performing well on the offensive side, recording 11 hits.
Rickie Weeks showed that his season-long slump may be coming to an end as he belted three home runs into the stands. This could be the added confidence the Brewers may need out of Weeks if they are going to make any sort of push towards the top of the standings.
Look for tonight’s game to be another lopsided contest as Weeks and the Brewers hope to keep the bats going against Feldman and the Cubs praying just to get a run scored off of Gallardo.