Brewers try for two in a row against the Cubs

Brewers try for two in a row against the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs (77-64) will battle the Milwaukee Brewers at 3:05 PM CDT on Saturday afternoon televised on CSN-Chicago and MLB Network.

Walker is getting a rare day off. Hernan Perez will take over at second base and is leading off. Orlando Arcia went a ideal 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, while Travis Shaw went 1 for 2 with a double of his own and two RBIs.

Nelson showed his value in Friday's critical win, striking out seven and allowing four hits over five scoreless innings.

The Brewers will be without perhaps their most reliable starting pitcher as they make a last-ditch run at a playoff spot. In his career, Davies is 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 35 strikeouts against the Cubs. Then they turn around and get swept by the Cincinnati Reds. So far, the teams are 3-3 when playing against each other at Wrigley Field; Milwaukee is looking to finish the season with a winning record at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2013 (6-3) - the Brewers went 9-20 there from 2014-16.




Chicago Cubs' killer Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer into the wind in the first inning. Josh Hader is a former starter in the minor leagues, and while he has been tagged with a couple of losses in recent weeks, he's an option to pick up a couple of extra outs throughout the course of a few games.

In my eyes, the pitching matchup is even, so with that cancelling out, the Brewers have outplayed the Cubs I the first two games of the set and need these wins much more than the Cubs do.

The North Siders are now 6-4 in their last ten games and 34-19 since the All-Star break.

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