The Milwaukee Brewerswhose late rally on Tuesday was not enough will host the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday in the third game of a four-game National League Central series
Chicago gave up a late four-run lead before taking the win brewer 7-6 in 11 innings on Tuesday. Young Left fielder Ian Happ was the hero, throwing runners to the plate in both the 10th and 11th innings
“Definitely an emotional up and down,” Happ told Marquee Network. “Coming back into this situation right now, it’s easy to give that up after the last week and more. So it’s huge to finish this situation and get a win.”
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsel said: “It was a great game today. Unfortunately we’re on the losing side, but…both teams definitely left everything open. They fought back and lost four points again.”
The brewer opened the series with a similar late-game rally, scoring three runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to secure an 8-6 walk-off win on Monday
Justin Steele (9-2, 2.43 ERA) will seek his fourth win in as many starts as he conquers the mound on Wednesday with a goal to push the mound Young for the first time since their fourth straight win from June 19-24
Steele conceded just three hits in 6 1/3 innings scoreless in his last appearance, a 10-1 win over Chicago against the Cleveland Guardians on Friday. In June, he gave up just three combined heats in three starts while going 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA.
The left-hander is 1-2 with a 2.23 ERA in 11 career appearances and nine starts against Milwaukee. He hasn’t made a decision in his last five meetings brewerthe last one comes on April 1st
Steele completed six shutout innings in that contest, but the Young lost 3-1 after giving up three runs in the eighth run. William Contreras, who hit the deciding two-run single in that contest, pulled off a 2-for-4 result on Tuesday, his third consecutive multiple-hit performance. Contreras is 4-1 against Steele in his career
Adrian Houser (3-2, 3.88 ERA) will be looking to get that brewer back on track on Wednesday. He’s 2-2 with a 4.54 ERA in 11 appearances and six starts against the Young
Houser’s last start versus that Young came on April 29, 2022, when he earned a win after shooting six scoreless innings with two-hit ball. He knocked out six and walked three
He takes the mound on Wednesday with his third win of the season. Houser pitched six innings and gave up two runs brewer‘ 3-2 away win against the New York Mets on Thursday. He hit seven hits, including two solo homers, and one walk while hitting five
Houser is seeking his first win since May 24 in Milwaukee. In his last two home games, Houser allowed five runs over 4-plus in a loss to the Oakland A’s on June 9 and then got stuck after throwing four innings of relief and two runs (earning one) on June 19 ) against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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https://deadspin.com/brewers-aim-to-rebound-from-disappointing-loss-to-cubs-1850605208 The Brewers are looking to recover from the disappointing loss to the Cubs