The Milwaukee Brewers (41-37) are on the road to face the New York Mets (35-43) at Citi Field on Tuesday. The Brewers took Monday’s series opener 2-1, their fifth straight head-to-head victory, including all four games this season.
Starter Colin Rea went 6.1 innings for the win, giving up one run on three hits, and Devin Williams picked up his 14th save with a scoreless ninth. Joey Wiemer was 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in the win. Starling Marte went 1 for 4 with one run for the Mets.
ON THE MOUND
Julio Teheran (2-2, 1.53 ERA) is slated to take the mound for Milwaukee. The righty threw five scoreless innings in his last start, a 5-1 road defeat against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He scattered two hits while striking out three and walking four in the no-decision.
For New York, LHP David Peterson (1-6, 8.08 ERA) gets the start. He has made one prior start against the Brewers this season, giving up five runs over four innings in a 7-6 road defeat on April 5. He gave up five hits and walked five while striking out five in the no-decision.
In his last start on May 15, Peterson took the loss on the road against the Nationals. He threw five innings and gave up six runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking two in the 10-3 defeat.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Milwaukee has averaged 3.4 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.0. Against southpaws like Peterson this season, the Brew Crew have a .647 OPS, the lowest in the league.
Wiemer is the team’s most potent producer against left-handers with a .973 OPS in 62 at-bats. New York is averaging only 4.0 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 4.5 for the season.
The Mets have a .711 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .835 OPS over 185 at-bats, Pete Alonso has been their best hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Milwaukee is 19-19 away from American Family Field in 2023, scoring 3.8 runs per game while allowing 4.3 runs. New York has lost three in a row in front of their home fans.
The Mets are 17-16 at home this season, averaging 4.1 runs per game while surrendering 4.2. In the last 10 games between the teams at Citi Field, each club has won five, though Milwaukee has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 4.6-3.3.
The Brewers lead the NL Central by zero games over the Reds. The Mets are fourth in the NL East, 16 games behind the Braves.
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