Can the Brewers Compete vs. Top Team Teams?
Milwaukee’s most recent run is three games behind San Francisco, which has the best record in National League. Eight of their 11 victories were against the Diamondbacks and Rockies. The Pirates combined have 74 games below.500.
Milwaukee managed to sweep the Cubs. They had previously held the division lead, but are currently on a nine-game losing streak. You can only play what’s in front of your face in sports but it’s clear that the Brewers were able to sweep the Cubs.
This series should be interesting against the Mets who are getting close to having all their offensive players back.
Woodruff could be the Cy Young winner if it wasn’t for Jacob deGrom’s stellar season. He has a 7-3 record with a 1.87 ERA, and 0.78 WHIP. You can’t have an ERA below two without your advanced numbers pointing to regression.
Woodruff’s predictive statistics are still very serviceable. This is evident by his 2.79 FIP and 2.52 xERA. Woodruff has also defeated the Mets in his previous encounters and compiled a 1.80 ERA. The Mets currently have 23 at-bats against Woodruff, but their.391/.481/.391 line of play is impressive.
I mentioned Woodruff’s ability to throw five pitches and his balanced approach to the mound earlier in the season. FanGraphs Pitch Info values show that Woodruff has a higher average number of runs for each pitch in his arsenal.
It will be interesting to see how the Mets do against his sinker in this matchup. It is the second most frequently thrown pitch (28%) in his arsenal. While Woodruff is 11 runs ahead of average with this pitch this season, New York is among the top five leagues against it with 7.5 runs more than average.
The Brewers: Why you should support them
The Brewers faced deGrom in their last meeting on April 26, 2019, when they scored five runs in four innings to win a 10-2 Milwaukee victory. The Brewers are currently 25-17 and have gone 10-2-1 in series play this season. Willy Adames has a six-game hitting streak and Milwaukee is now 30-12 since his acquisition from Tampa Bay. Omar Narvaez scored his eighth home run Monday and on Saturday, he beat Pittsburgh to become the third catcher in franchise history with five hits in one game.
Brett Anderson (2-5 and 4.69 ERA), has been on the IL from June 22nd with a right knee contusion. He will be making his 13th start in the 2021 season. Six of Anderson’s starts this season have been won by the Brewers. Anderson is hitting.284 and has seven home runs. He has had two quality starts this season, and has an xFIP score of 4.26.Last Updated on October 2, 2021