Red-hot Suarez, Reds eye sweep of Brewers

The good news for the Brewers is that closer Josh Hader should be fresh. Whether Milwaukee can actually get a lead to Hader is another story.

The Brewers hope they can hand Hader a save opportunity or else win comfortably Wednesday afternoon when they host the Cincinnati Reds, trying to avert a three-game sweep.

Milwaukee won five of six entering the series and utilized Hader three times. After using him for the final two games in Arizona over the weekend, the Brewers stayed away from him Monday and dropped a 6-5 decision when Jeremy Jeffress allowed a go-ahead two-run homer to Eugenio Suarez. It was Suarez's second home run of the game.

Hader, who has 22 saves, a 2.27 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings, was not needed Tuesday because the Brewers could not get Suarez out in another loss, 14-6. Suarez hit a two-run homer, had an RBI double and reached base four times as the Brewers allowed 17 hits.

The last two nights pushed Milwaukee into third place in the NL Central and came on the heels of losing ace Brandon Woodruff for possibly six weeks due to a strained left oblique.

"Who we're playing doesn't matter," Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. "You've got to play a good game to win. That's the big leagues, that's the National League. And we're not playing well enough in these games. We didn't come close to playing well enough tonight."

The Reds lead the season series 8-7 and have won the past five meetings between the teams thanks to Suarez's hot bat. Eight of Suarez's 27 homers are against Milwaukee, and he is batting .295 (18-for-61) with 17 RBIs in the season series.

"He's very patient, aggressive when he needs to be, but stays within the zone," Davies said of Suarez. "He's a tough out. Good swing, strong guy. You can make your pitch, and he can still be able to get a hit out of it."

Joey Votto and Jesse Winker also homered Tuesday for the Reds, who have won five straight over Milwaukee for the first time in a single season since winning seven in a row in 2010.

"It's a good team over there," Winker said. "That's a great lineup, good pitching staff. It's great to come in here and win the first two."

Jhoulys Chacin (3-10, 5.67 ERA) will start for Milwaukee on Wednesday, seeking his first win since April 30. Chacin, who is 0-7 with a 6.22 ERA in his last 10 starts, allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings Friday in Arizona.

Chacin is 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 13 career appearances (11 starts) against Cincinnati.

Lucas Sims (1-0, 3.72 ERA) will start for Cincinnati in place of Tyler Mahle, who is on the injured list with a strained left hamstring.

Sims is making his second start of the season, his first career appearance against Milwaukee, and he is pitching after making two relief appearances over the weekend against St. Louis.

--Field Level Media

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TEAM STATS
.245
AVG
136
HR
446
R
3.91
ERA
.249
AVG
171
HR
505
R
4.68
ERA
PROBABLE PITCHERS
1-0
W-L
9.2
IP
3.72
ERA
6.00
SO/BB
0.93
WHIP
3-10
W-L
85.2
IP
5.67
ERA
1.97
SO/BB
1.53
WHIP
PROBABLE PITCHER1-0, 9.2 IP, 3.72 ERA
PROBABLE PITCHER3-10, 85.2 IP, 5.67 ERA
INJURIES
INJURIES
PLAYERS
INJURYEXPECTED RETURN
David HernandezShoulder07-27-2019Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Tucker BarnhartOblique08-04-2019Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
Curt CasaliKnee07-25-2019Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
Alex WoodBack07-29-2019Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
Derek DietrichKnee07-23-2019Probable for Jul 24
Kyle FarmerConcussion07-23-2019Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
Tyler MahleHamstring07-29-2019Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
INJURIES
PLAYERS
INJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Jimmy NelsonElbow07-26-2019Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
Corey KnebelElbow05-31-2020Out for the season
Bobby WahlKnee09-14-2019Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Brent SuterElbow10-31-2019Out for the season
Brandon WoodruffOblique09-01-2019Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Corbin BurnesShoulder07-25-2019Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
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MIL0-0
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R. Lavarnway C313457214.385.4291.0001.42920000
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J. Iglesias SS9231537893451348.283.312.384.696132440
N. Senzel CF6524840682982462.274.339.464.803154930
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J. Winker LF92284417433143053.261.344.472.816142010
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T. Barnhart C6016218311852350.191.290.315.60550000
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S. Schebler CF30811110721427.123.253.222.47520010
Total993333446816432136291870.245.315.423.7381432146250
PITCHINGGPGSW-LSVSVOIPERAHRERHRBBSOBAAWHIPFPTS
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J. Herget RP300-0003.27.36633210.4001.910
Total999946-532638878.13.91786410382122325957.2381.260
HITTINGGABRHRBIHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS2B3BSBCSFPTS
J. Nottingham C65124102.400.4001.0001.40000000
C. Yelich RF933497711777355879.335.435.7111.1462032320
K. Hiura 2B3914622482391050.329.388.603.99192620
R. Braun LF94314448646142077.274.324.471.795181710
M. Moustakas 3B95369629860263469.266.335.542.877221300
Y. Grandal C95317488252195580.259.372.505.877172300
E. Thames 1B94232416039143787.259.367.509.876141210
L. Cain CF9539053983573475.251.316.367.6832401260
B. Gamel LF8921733542452673.249.336.378.714130120
H. Perez 2B591492035115942.235.277.383.66070410
J. Aguilar 1B9021425493483158.229.327.383.71090000
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M. Pina C47928181561027.196.288.424.71230000
T. Shaw 3B5718318301362769.164.278.290.56850000
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Total1033545505884491171390980.249.329.450.7791781169190
PITCHINGGPGSW-LSVSVOIPERAHRERHRBBSOBAAWHIPFPTS
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J. Petricka RP600-0008.03.38633063.2071.500
G. Gonzalez SP772-10035.03.6033141421127.2541.260
B. Woodruff SP202011-300117.23.7510949491229136.2471.170
C. Anderson SP20155-20083.03.90753836112881.2371.240
J. Jeffress RP3803-31440.23.9838201841439.2471.280
J. Guerra RP4403-22753.24.1938262582453.1961.160
A. Claudio RP5402-20241.24.3240212061631.2521.340
A. Houser RP2263-40052.04.3354262582153.2771.440
M. Albers RP4204-31241.14.5735212151540.2301.210
F. Peralta RP2284-30066.24.86714136122383.2641.410
J. Chacin SP18183-100085.25.67935754183875.2771.530
J. Barnes RP1811-10019.26.8622171531122.2651.680
A. Wilkerson RP500-00010.16.971688079.3642.230
J. Jackson RP700-00010.16.977883614.1891.260
B. Smith RP700-10012.27.8216111131014.2962.050
J. Nelson SP430-20014.08.3618141321415.3102.290
A. Wilson RP1301-11111.19.531512123913.3132.120
T. Williams RP701-10010.212.661915151510.3882.250
D. Guerra RP100-0000.254.00444100.8006.000
Total10310353-502841931.04.68919518484140362952.2571.380