The Brewers and Marlins will hope to make the best of a bad situation this weekend with an unusual series in which the Brewers will technically be the away team, but will be playing in front of their home fans in Miller Park.
The people of South Florida have been through a lot in the past week following Hurricane Irma. Here's to hoping the two teams can help provide a few hours' of distraction every night for the next few days.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. CDT, FS Wisconsin - Johnny Wholestaff vs. Jose Urena
Who pitches in this game is mostly a mystery, but Jeremy Jeffress may get the ball first tonight, and then it's anyone's guess who follows. The Marlins will counter with Urena, who's developed into the closest thing they have to an ace this year, putting up a 3.61 ERA despite a 4.98 FIP. His ERA is as low as it is because of his success at Marlins Park (3.17 ERA), but things have been a bit more rough outside of Miami (4.09 ERA). He's only struck out 101 batters compared to 52 walks in 147 innings and has hit a league-leading 14 batters. Despite the relative road struggles, he's coming off a good start in which he allowed only one run in 6.1 innings against the Braves, surrendering only 3 hits.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. CDT, FS Wisconsin - Zach Davies vs. Adam Conley
Conley had a solid first two years of his career, but things have not gone well at all for him this year, bringing a 5.23 ERA into his 18th start. Like Urena, Conley hasn't struck out many batters and has allowed a lot of traffic on the bases. He'll come into this game with a K/9 of just 6.4, a BB/9 of 3.4 and a H/9 of 9.7. Still, Conley has had some success against the Brewers, throwing 7 2/3 shutout innings against them in April 2016.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. CDT, FS Wisconsin - Brandon Woodruff vs. Dillon Peters
Peters is a left-handed rookie making his 4th big league start this weekend, and just his 14th appearance at any level this year. He broke a thumb earlier in the year, limiting him to just 63 innings total this season. But when he's been on the mound, he's been very good. He tied the late Jose Fernandez's record for most strikeouts in an MLB debut with 8 earlier this month, and has since struck out 10 more in his next two starts. While he's only allowed 5 earned runs in his first three major league appearances, he struggled with control in his last start against the Phillies, walking 4 batters and allowing 6 hits over 6 innings. Peters has flown under the radar as a prospect despite his success in the minors, likely due to his 5'9" stature.
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