The Milwaukee Brewers are 2-0 for the first time since 2008, and look to make it 3-0 tonight before taking Sunday off.
Brent Suter takes the ball for the Brewers tonight, trying to build off of a solid 2017 campaign in which he proved he could get big league batters out, but struggled the third time through the order. He spent the winter getting stronger in an effort to work deeper into games, the Brewers might need it tonight. While Brandon Woodruff covered 2 innings of relief last night, everyone in the bullpen has pitched at least once in the season's first two days, and Corey Knebel may be off limits after pitching in both games. Everyone will get a day off tomorrow, but Craig Counsell is likely hoping Suter can at least get through 6 innings.
Opposing Suter will be Luis Perdomo, who's coming off a year in which he put up a 4.67 ERA (4.40 FIP) in 29 starts as a 24-year-old. While the overall results were inconsistent, he did turn in a couple of solid starts against the Brewers last year, including a 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K start in Petco Park in a game the Padres eventually won in extra innings with a walkoff home run against Oliver Drake.
Eric Sogard, Eric Thames and Jett Bandy all make their first appearances in the starting lineup today, with Ryan Braun and Manny Pina getting an extra day off and Orlando Arcia getting a day "off" after some questionable defensive decisions last night. The two things may or may not be related.