The competition will be the opening of a series of three-game alternations.
Milwaukee is about to begin a three-game series against National League West leaders Arizona Diamondbacks, in which they lost two out of three games, scoring one point in each loss.
“We have to do better than that,” brewer manager Craig Counsell said after a 5-1 defeat in the final on Wednesday
Rowdy Tellez, Milwaukee’s scorer on Wednesday, entered the weekend reaching 0.159 in June without a home run.
Willy Adames is hitting a 0.196 ball this month after winning 0-4 at No. 3 on Wednesday. After winning 31 home runs last season, he has been stuck in 10th place since June 7.
“Look, there are guys in the middle of the order that we’re going to need to attack, there’s no question about that,” Counsell said. “We’ll be offended by them. We just have to keep practicing, the routine, the work, carry on and believe they’ll get away with it.”
Counsell will pass the ball to Wade Miley in the series’ opening game, and the veteran left-hander will have fond memories of Progressive Field. Miley threw a hit there while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds on May 7, 2021.
Miley (4-2, 3.28 ERA) shot five sharp innings Saturday in a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, his first game out in a month of being on the late stress injury list.
“I think he might have been a bit aggressive in the first half, but after that he got really settled and threw the ball very, very well,” said Counsell.
Miley is 2-4 with an ERA of 3.97 in nine games against Cleveland in his career.
The guard won four games in a row after completing three clean sweeps for the Oakland A away team with a 6-1 win on Thursday afternoon
They plan to start right-hander Shane Bieber (5-4, 3.51 ERA) in the series opening.
The 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner should be eager to return after he was tagged in three home runs in a 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
The score drew 2-2 when Bieber came out in eighth place. In the next four hits, he gave up a header and a two-shot, and his night was over.
Bieber said: “I hope I will go deep no matter what the circumstances. “I found myself in a good position to do that (in the game against the Diamondbacks) and tried to win a little bit more and win a little bit for it. So it’s going to happen, and through. a long, healthy career, you’re going to have some discomfort, and this is definitely there.”
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Bieber remains one of the toughest pitchers in the pro league.
“When you’re up against a pitcher as capable as Bieber, and with the quality stuff he has, you’re just trying to figure out how you’re going to crush and crush your day, and I hope he doesn’t.” has the best of him,” said Lovullo.
Bieber got his career off to a head start against Milwaukee, when he allowed a run, underrated, in five innings while scoring 10 in a 4-1 win on September 6, 2020, at Cleveland.