Series Preview: Brewers April 26-28

The Cubs begin a six-game home stand against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight. The Cubs are 14-5 taking 3 out of 4 from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Brewers are 8-11. They lost 2 out of 3 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Brewers starters have struggled this year so expect the Cubs to do their thing. The Cubs have been punishing starting pitchers this year and this series will be no different.

April 26

On the mound for the Cubs tonight will be Kyle Hendricks he is 1-2 with a 4.00 ERA with 15 strikeouts and three walks in three starts.

The Cubs lineup tonight will be:

  1. Fowler CF
  2. Heyward RF
  3. Bryant 3B
  4. Rizzo 1B
  5. Zobrist 2B
  6. Soler LF
  7. Russell SS
  8. Ross C
  9. Hendricks P

Note: Miguel Montero was removed from today’s lineup because of a stiff back.

For the Brewers, Jimmy Nelson will be making his making his fifth start of the year. He is 3-1 with 3.46 ERA striking out 19 and walking 10 batters. He has given up a total of six home runs so far this season so expect the Cubs to be aggressive tonight.

The Brewers lineup tonight:

  1. Santana RF
  2. Villar SS
  3. Lucroy C
  4. Carter 1B
  5. Nieuwenhuis CF
  6. Hill 3B
  7. Flores LF
  8. Rivera 2B
  9. Nelson P

Update: Gennett was removed from the lineup

    First pitch at 7:05pm

    April 27

    On the mound for the Cubs is the ace, Jake Arrieta. His last start was the amazing no-hitter against the Reds. Arrieta will be making his fifth start of the year. He is 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA. He has struck out 26 and walked six batters.

    Taylor Jungmann will be on the mound for Brewers. He has struggled this year posting an 8.47 ERA with a 0-4 record. He has struck out 11 while walking 10.

    First pitch at 7:05pm

    April 28

    Jon Lester is on the mound for the Cubs. He is 2-1 with a 1.98 ERA while striking out 23 and walking five batters.

    Brewers rookie Zach Davies will be on the mound for the third game of the series. He has also struggled posting a 0-2 record with a 9.74 ERA while striking out five and walking four hitters.

    First pitch at 1:20pm

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