The Cincinnati Reds will continue a road trip Saturday night in Milwaukee, WI for game three of four against the Milwaukee Brewers. Cincinnati comes into Saturday 20 games below .500 following a 3-0 loss to the Miami Marlins that ended a 4 game win streak. Mike Minor got the start for Cincinnati giving up three runs on five hits across 5.1 innings of work leading to the loss. The Cincinnati bullpen was lights out however allowing no runs on one hit over the final two points two innings of the game.
Tyler Stephenson is the offensive leader for Cincinnati this season with a .319 batting average to go along with a team leading .372 OBP. Joey Votto leads the Reds in homeruns on the year following the departure of Brandon Drury with 10 long balls and Kyle Farmer leads the team with 50 RBIs.
The Milwaukee Brewers continue a homestand on Saturday 9 games above .500 riding a four-game losing streak after being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Brandon Woodward got the start for Milwaukee giving up three runs on eight hits across 6.1 innings of work leading to a no decision. The Milwaukee bullpen held true before Matt Bush allowed two runs on one hit after recording only one out leading to the loss.
Offensively Milwaukee struggled against Pittsburgh with only seven hits in 34 at bats including an abysmal 1-11 with runners in scoring position to leave nine men on base. Mike Brosseau did most of the damage for Milwaukee going 1-3 on the day including a two run home run in the fifth inning, while victor Caratini added a solo homer in the third inning as well.