After Milwaukee won the first two games of the series by a combined score of 12-1, the 26-14 Brewers hope to complete a sweep as they host the 13-28 Washington Nationals today at 2:10 p.m. EST.
Aaron Sanchez is tasked with salvaging a win for Washington and he’s had his fair share of struggles this year. He’s 2-3 with a 7.94 ERA and has yet to make it past the fifth inning in any of his five starts. Sanchez is coming off an eight-hit, four-run outing against Miami in which he only lasted 3.2 innings, so the Nationals are hoping better days are ahead for the 29-year-old righty.
Milwaukee will counter with Freddy Peralta, who seems to have settled in after a rough start to the season. In his last five starts, Peralta has a 1.60 ERA over 28.2 innings while striking out 38 batters.
Despite Juan Soto’s heroics, the Washington Nationals offense is performing like one of the worst in the league. They’ve scored two or fewer runs in seven of their last nine games and are averaging just 1.5 runs per contest over their last six. Now they’ll have to find a way to score against a pitcher in Freddy Peralta that’s allowed only one run in his last 14.2 innings pitched.