The Nationwide League Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers are the most well liked crew in baseball on the energy of an eight-game profitable streak.
Nevertheless, not many have been higher over roughly the final six weeks than the Chicago Cubs.
Since July 18, Chicago is 26-11 — third-best file over that span — to sit down among the many NL wild-card leaders. After taking three of 4 at Pittsburgh, the Cubs are 10-1-1 of their final 12 sequence.
Nevertheless, Chicago remains to be 4 video games behind Milwaukee, which has received 12 of the final 15. After being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game set from Aug. 15-16, the Brewers took all three at Texas, two versus Minnesota and three extra from San Diego.
Following Sunday’s 10-6 victory over the Padres, Milwaukee has outscored its opponents 58-34 in the course of the eight-game profitable streak — the membership’s longest since an 11-game run from 2021.
“I believe we’re feeling good as a ballclub,” Milwaukee’s Mark Canha, who went 5-for-12 in opposition to the Padres, informed Bally Sports activities Wisconsin.
“We simply need to go in (to Chicago) and put forth a great effort like now we have been.”
The Brewers are 4-3 in opposition to the Cubs in 2023, and took two of three at Wrigley Discipline to open the season. The Cubs, although, are amid a 13-5 stretch at dwelling, the place they final dropped a sequence to Boston out of the All-Star break.
“We’re wanting ahead (to the sequence with Milwaukee),” Cubs supervisor David Ross mentioned. “We’re wanting ahead to getting them at dwelling. That crowd. … Actual excited.”
The final time the Brewers confronted scheduled Cubs starter Jameson Taillon (7-8, 5.60 ERA), they totaled seven hits and three runs in 4 innings in opposition to the right-hander, and went on to win 9-5 on April 2. Taillon, although, is 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA in his final 4 dwelling begins.
Taillon’s most up-to-date begin got here at Detroit on Wednesday, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth, however would not end that body. He was charged with 4 runs in two-thirds of that inning, however the Cubs finally received 6-4.
Milwaukee star Christian Yelich is hitless in three straight video games, and 2-for-18 with eight strikeouts in his final 5. Nevertheless, he is 8-for-20 with a homer in opposition to Taillon. Yelich is batting .357 with a house run and 4 RBIs in seven video games in opposition to the Cubs in 2023.
In the meantime, teammate William Contreras has batted .385 with two homers, 4 doubles and 9 RBIs in his final seven contests.
Scheduled Milwaukee starter Wade Miley (6-3, 3.18) allowed two runs and 5 hits over 10 innings in his first two begins after coming off the injured checklist from an elbow difficulty on Aug. 2. Nevertheless, the left-hander has yielded three earned runs via 5 innings in every of his final two video games.
Miley, a former Cub, allowed 4 runs and 9 hits via 5 innings of a 7-6, 11-inning dwelling loss to Chicago on July 4. For his profession, Miley is 9-4 with a 4.01 ERA in 17 begins in opposition to the Cubs.
The Cubs‘ Cody Bellinger has two hits in 9 profession at-bats versus Miley. With three hits and 5 RBIs throughout Sunday’s 10-1 rout of Pittsburgh, Bellinger is batting .321 with 75 RBIs on the season.
Teammate Seiya Suzuki is batting .432 with seven RBIs and a 1.260 OPS throughout his 10-game hitting streak. He is 6-for-12 versus Milwaukee in 2023.
—Discipline Stage Media