The Brewers have got some momentum going after their tough losing streak earlier this month. Playing the Reds is always good for team morale. But despite the last few games, I’m not convinced in the consistency of the bats. There are games that the offense explodes but there are far more where they win in a tight pitching battle.
Speaking of pitching, Corbin Burnes will take the mound at home tonight, something that the Brewers will be grateful for, but might not help the total. Mentally, there are two sides that lead to less run support for an ace.
The first is the opposing defense knows they will have to be locked in. If you’re not expecting many runs, any errors in the field that contribute to the opposing offense mean that much more. On the other end, the Brewers don’t feel the pressure to score knowing you have the ace to back you up. All in all, the Brewers would be very lucky to top 4 runs tonight, especially with how Miles Mikolas has pitched in his last few starts.