Wily Peralta (5-9, 5.53 ERA) and Jason Hammel (14-7, 3.14 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (60-77) and the Chicago Cubs (89-48) at Miller Park. The Cubs won the last game 7-2, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and can be seen on CSN+ and FSWI.
Peralta pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out 10 and walking one in a 2-1 defeat to the Cardinals. Ryan Braun (.307, 68 Rs, 25 HRs, 75 RBIs, 14 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Hammel went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out six and walking three in a 6-5 win over the Pirates in his last outing.
The Cubs sit at 38-16 against the division, while the Brewers are 21-36
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 48-22, while Milwaukee is 24-33.
The Cubs are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Brewers have a 13-31 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Cubs are 75-15. The Brewers have a 47-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th in runs, Milwaukee has earned 562 this season. Chicago ranks third with 691 runs.
Ranking 19th, Milwaukee is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.730). Chicago ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .774.
When the Cubs allow at least one home run, they are 46-38. When the Brewers allow one or more homers, they have a 36-58 record.