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Brett Anderson, 4-6, 4.09 ERA, gets the start on Brewers. The Nationals have not announced their starters for the game.
Milwaukee has 7-3 in its last 10 games against Washington.
** This preview was written before Thursday’s match was played **
Citizens go to second series in a row wins
The Nationals followed up on their seven-game losing streak with a win over Toronto. They will try to follow it up with a league winner over the Brewers starting with a win Friday night, which will give them their third win in a row.
– Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 18, 2021
Washington has an average of 4.43 runs per. Match. Their .258 stroke average is fourth in the league. Their .332 base rate is fifth, while their .417 swallow rate is 12th.
Juan Soto has been the big bat for the national. He leads the team with a .304 stroke average, 20 home runs and 66 RBI.
Washington’s pitching is not as good as the team’s offensive. Opponents have a .248 stroke average, which is 20th in the league. Their 4.59 ERA is 22nd, while their 1.31 WHIP is 17th.
Breweries goes to ninth win in 10 games
The Brewers are playing well at the moment and they have won eight of their last nine games. They will try to keep going with a win over the Nationals, which will give them their fifth win in a row and ninth win in their last 10 games.
– Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 19, 2021
Milwaukee has an average of 4.65 runs per game. Match. Their .234 stroke average is 25th in the league. Their .319 base rate is 14th, while their .401 swallowing percentage is 18th.
Avisail Garcia has been the most consistent offensive player for the Brewers. He leads the team with a .274 stroke average, 23 home runs and 72 RBI.
Milwaukee’s pitching is one of the best in the league. Opponents have a .215 stroke average against the Brewers, who are number two in the league. Their 3.31 ERA is second, while their 1.17 WHIP is third.
In his final start, Anderson gave up eight hits and six runs in 3.1 innings, leading to a 14-4 defeat to Pittsburgh. They will need a significantly better performance from him if they want to win this game.
- 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games.
- 7-1 in their last 8 during match 1 in a series.
- 1-7 in their last 8 Friday games.
- 1-5 in their last 6 road matches vs. a left-handed starter.