Cleveland Guardians News

Cleveland Indians: Series preview vs. Milwaukee Brewers

cferrell
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 09: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians attempts to turn a double play past Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh inning at Miller Park on May 9, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 09: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians attempts to turn a double play past Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh inning at Miller Park on May 9, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 3
Next
Cleveland Indians
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Probable Pitchers

RHP Junior Guerra (MIL) vs RHP Corey Kluber (CLE)

Junior Guerra will be facing the Tribe for the second time this year. He  was unable for fight the Indians off the last time he faced them. Cleveland managed to pull out a rare, stress-free victory against Guerra. In that game the Indians managed to score four runs on six hits off Guerra before extending their lead against the overpowering Brewers bullpen.

Guerra won’t have it any easy this time around as he now faces off against Corey Kluber. Kluber actually lost against these Brewers in that series as he allowed a home run to… a pitcher, Brent Suter. Corey Kluber will get a shot to even the score and could be primed to do so after an absolutely dominant performance in his last outing against the White Sox. Now the White Sox certainly aren’t the Brewers but it rarely matters who Corey Kluber is facing. His 2.02 ERA and 8-2 record speak for themselves.

RHP Chase Anderson (MIL) vs RHP Carlos Carrasco (CLE)

Chase Anderson just can’t find a consistent groove this year. The righty hasn’t gone over six innings since April and has allowed an earned run in every start he’s made this year. He’s allowed 13 home runs this year and has walked 28. Anderson has an ERA of 4.45 and. Compare his 28 walks to his low 39 strikeouts and you have the makings for a good matchup in favor of the Indians.

Carlos Carrasco is struggling mightily as of late. He’s lost three of his last four starts and got absolutely crushed by the Twins. His numbers at home at home aren’t exactly great this year either. Carrasco has a 5.59 ERA at home with only 29 strikeouts. Command of the fastball is crucial for Carrasco and he simply hasn’t had that as of late. Cookie did manage to get the win against these Brewers last month, pitching a 5-hit complete game and allowing only two runs. Maybe facing a team he dominated against will help him find his rhythm.

facebooktwitterreddit