2019 MLB – Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds taking place? Thursday 26th September, 2019 – 17:35 (UK)

Where is Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds taking place? Great American Ball Park

What is the expected weather for Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds? Partly cloudy, 23c

What television channel is Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds on? BT Sport 1 in the UK / Fox Sports Wisconsin, Fox Sports Ohio, MLB Network in the US

Where can I stream Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website or app in the UK / Fox Sports GO, MLB.tv in the US

Where can I get tickets for Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds? https://www.mlb.com/tickets/season-tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Milwaukee Brewers 9 – 2 Cincinnati Reds

THE TEAM NEWS

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

  • The Brewers have been one of the hottest teams in the National League over the past few weeks, and that allowed them to clinch a playoff spot following Wednesday’s win over Cincinnati, and the Chicago Cubs’ loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brewers are 5-0 in their last five games, and 9-1 in their last 10 MLB outings.
  • The Brewers obviously have NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich out for the reminder of the year alongside Corey Knebel and Bobby Wahl. Ryan Braun is one player to watch for Milwaukee, as he belted a grand slam on Wednesday and has four home runs in his last 10 starts.
  • Chase Anderson will get the start for the Brewers. The right-hander has looked very good in September where he owns a 2.50 ERA and a .185 opponents’ batting average, making a case to get a starting job during the postseason. He is 7-4 with a 4.30 ERA and 122 strikeouts in the season.

CINCINNATI REDS

  • The Reds have been playing poorly of late, and they own a 1-4 mark over their last five MLB games. They also are 4-6 over their last 10 games, a stat that shouldn’t surprise anyone given the fact that they have absolutely nothing to play for.
  • The Reds have Freddy Galvis out, while Michael Lorenzen, Robert Stephenson and Alex Wood remain day-to-day for Cincinnati. Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich might return later this week. One player to watch for the Reds is Eugenio Suarez, who has hit 48 home runs with 102 RBI in 2019.
  • Luis Castillo will get the ball for the Reds, and the right-hander has been one of the top arms in the National League during the 2019 season. He is 15-7 with a 3.25 ERA and 218 strikeouts in 2019, and he could easily be among the Top 10 in the NL Cy Young voting once the season comes to an end.

THE PREDICTION

The Brewers have already clinched a postseason berth, while the Reds have been eliminated from contention for quite a while. This game might not mean much for Cincinnati, but Milwaukee are playing for home-field advantage in the Wild Card game against the Washington Nationals. With that in mind, Milwaukee should be considered the odds-on favourite simply because they have something meaningful to play for, unlike their opponents.

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