Don't look now, but the Brewers have won five in a row and seven in a row at home.
Brewers lead the series 1-0
|Mon 07/26|| WP: Carlos Villanueva (1 - 0) |
SV: John Axford
LP: Bronson Arroyo (10 - 6)
|3 - 2 win|
|Wed 07/28||1:10 PM CDT|
Follow the jump for pitching matchups, lineups, and more
Yovani Gallardo (9-4, 2.45 ERA) will be on the bump for the Brewers tonight, making his second start since returning from the DL. He was sharp last time out, pitching 6 shutout innings against the Pirates, walking only one and showing no sign of a lingering injury. Gallardo has pitched at least 6 innings in 11 of his last 12 outings, dating back to May 12th, with the only exception being his 2.2 inning performance when he strained his oblique. Gallardo has fared pretty well in his career against the Reds; he's 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA against Cincinnati. Only two Reds have faced Gallardo at least 10 times.
Gallardo will be facing Edinson Volquez (1-1, 7.56 ERA), who is also just returning from the DL. Volquez will be making his third start of the season after recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's also coming off a 50-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. His first start of the season was a solid 6 inning, 1 ER performance. His second start wasn't as good. He lasted only 2 innings and gave up 6 ER on 5 H and 4 BB. His career stats against the Brewers don't look very good either; he's 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA against the Crew. Four Brewers have faced Volquez at least 10 times.
In the bullpen...
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) yesterday and 1 inning Saturday
John Axford pitched 1 inning (21 pitches) yesterday, 1 inning Saturday, 1 inning Friday, and 1 inning Thursday
Kameron Loe pitched 2 innings (37 pitches) Sunday, 2 innings Friday, and 1 inning Wednesday
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (17 pitches) Sunday and 1 inning Saturday
Todd Coffey pitched .2 innings (22 pitches) Thursday
Chris Capuano pitched .2 innings (6 pitches) Thursday
Davis Riske pitched 1 inning (31 piches) Wednesday
Zach Braddock has not pitched since July 19th.