Three games in, the Brewers’ series against the Nationals has gone reasonably well. The Crew pulled out an incredible comeback victory on Friday, looked very sluggish in a 4-10 loss the following afternoon, then won 6-3 on Sunday, giving them a chance to take three out of four with a win tomorrow. With Marco Estrada on the mound tomorrow, they have a decent chance of doing that, but there’s one problem: The Brewers haven’t picked up any games on the St. Louis Cardinals in the process.
Thanks in part to Saturday’s loss, but mostly due to the fact that the Chicago Cubs are a terrible, terrible baseball team, the Brewers finish Sunday 2.5 games behind the Cardinals, the same as when they started the series on Friday. As Jaymes Langrehr of Disciples of Uecker noted yesterday, the Brewers are quickly running out of time to make up ground on St. Louis, who begins a three-game set against the Astros today. Yes, those Astros.
The pitching matchups for the series line up like this: