A pair of teams in the thick of the NL playoff picture meet on the diamond down in Hotlanta. The Milwaukee Brewers are on the road as they travel to face the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a three game set Sunday afternoon. Atlanta rolled to a 10-1 win in the opening game of the series Friday night. The pitching matchup for Saturday’s middle game of the series saw Wade Miley take the mound for the Brewers against the Braves’ Julio Teheran. First pitch in that contest was scheduled for 7:10 pm ET.
Milwaukee Brewers Look to Win on Getaway Day
Milwaukee lost their second straight and fourth in their last five games as they were drubbed in the opener of this set. The Brewers fell to 66-53 on the season and entered Saturday three games behind the Cubs in the NL Central race. Milwaukee gave up three runs in the first and never recovered. Mike Moustakas (run) was the lone Brewer with two hits in the game as the team finished with a total of six. Jesus Aguilar drove in the lone run for Milwaukee with a RBI single in the sixth inning. Freddy Peralta (5-3) was roughed up and took the loss: he allowed seven runs on seven hits with five walks and three strikeouts in three plus innings of work.
Chase Anderson gets the call for his 24th start of the year for the Brewers here. He is 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA, a 1.181 WHIP, 48 walks and 100 strikeouts while giving up 23 homers over 125.1 innings on the year. Anderson recorded a no-decision in his last start, which came at home against the Padres Tuesday night. He allowed four runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over 4.2 innings as the Brewers lost 11-5. Anderson is 1-0 with a 3.78 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, six walks and 13 strikeouts over 16.2 innings in his last three starts. He logs his fourth career start against the Braves in this contest. Anderson is 2-0 with a 3.93 ERA, a 1.091 WHIP, five walks and 13 strikeouts over 18.1 innings of work. In his 128thmajor league appearance and 127th start, he pitches at SunTrust Park for the first time in his career.
Atlanta Braves Fighting for NL East Lead
Atlanta jumped out early, leading 3-0 after one inning and extending their edge to 7-0 after four frames, as they cruised to the win in the opener. The Braves improved to 63-50 on the season and entered Saturday tied with the Phillies for the NL East’s top spot. Johan Camargo (two runs, two RBI) led Atlanta with four hits in the contest while Ronald Acuna Jr. (two runs) added three in the win. Nick Markakis(three runs, three RBI) and Ender Inciarte (four RBI) both added a pair of hits in the victory. Kevin Gausman (1-1) earned the win in his SunTrust Park debut: he threw eight strong innings, allowing one run on six hits with no walks and eight strikeouts.
Sean Newcomb takes the ball for his 23rd start of the season for the Braves in this contest. He is 10-5 with a 3.15 ERA, a 1.202 WHIP, 59 walks and 116 strikeouts over 125.2 innings of work this season. Newcomb recorded a no-decision in his last start, which came Tuesday on the road against Washington. He threw six innings, allowing one run on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts in a 3-1 Atlanta victory. Newcomb is 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP, seven walks and 19 strikeouts over 20.2 innings in his last three starts. He lost his lone career start against the Brewers, which came on the road July 8: he allowed five runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts over 3.2 innings in a 10-3 Braves loss. Newcomb is 7-8 with a 3.76 ERA, a 1.329 WHIP, 53 walks and 101 strikeouts over 119.2 innings in 21 career starts at SunTrust Park