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MLB Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (77-62) at New York Yankees (70-70)


SUMMARY: Are 188-214 all-time, including 8-7 in Interleague Play and 2-1 last season.

at MIL: Are 112-86 all-time, including 6-3 at American Family Field and 106-83 at County Stadium…..went 2-4 as the Seattle Pilots at Sick’s Stadium in 1969…..went 2-1 last season.

at NY: Are 74-124 all-time, including 2-4 at new Yankee Stadium, 65-109 at old Yankee Stadium and 7-11 at Shea Stadium (1974-75)…..they last visited the Bronx from 7/7-7/9, 2017.

The Hunt for October
The Brewers are looking to qualify for the postseason for the fifth time in the last six seasons…..the team made the postseason in a franchise-record four consecutive years from 2018-21 and missed the postseason by just a single game in both 2017 and 2022.

They’re Out of Our League
The Brewers have won 9 consecutive games against Interleague opponents and are 26-17 during Interleague Play this season, the fifth-best record in the Major Leagues…..a look at the best Interleague records this season:

Team Record
Toronto …………………………….30-16 (.652)
Cincinnati …………………………24-14 (.632)
Los Angeles-NL ……………..25-15 (.625)
Philadelphia …………………….28-18 (.609)
Milwaukee …………………….26-17 (.605)

The Bronx Is Burning
The Brewers are visiting the new Yankee Stadium (2009) for just the third time ever…..the team also played here from 6/28-6/30, 2011 (0-3) and 7/7-7/9, 2017 (2-1).

Santana’s Greatest Hits
Carlos Santana needs 3 HR for 300 in his career…..his 297 HR are 10th in MLB history by switch-hitters.

Player HR

  1. Chili Davis …………………………………..350
  2. Reggie Smith ………………………………314
  3. Ruben Sierra ……………………………..306
  4. Carlos Santana …………………….. 297

Christian Yelich is 6 hits away from 1,500 for his Major League career.

Hit No. Date/Opponent
1 …………………….7/23/13 at COL (single)
500 …………………8/6/16 at COL (single)
1,000 …………..6/30/19 vs. PIT (double)

That’ll Leave a Mark
Mark Canha has reached base safely in 18 consecutive games, batting .371 (23-for-62) with 3 HR and 14 RBI and a .466 OBP/.581 SLG/1.046 OPS…..he is on a 6-game hitting streak, batting .450 (9-for-20) with 1 HR and 4 RBI and .542 OBP/.700 SLG/1.242 OPS.

THIS EVENING’S GAME: Is game 4 (1-2) of a 6-game, 7-day road trip to Pittsburgh (1-2) and New York-AL (3g)…..following this trip, the Brewers return to American Family Field for a 7-game homestand against Miami (4g) and Washington (3g).

IN THE TRAINER’S ROOM: LHP Aaron Ashby (left labrum), RHP Adrian Houser (right elbow), RHP J.C. Mejía (right shoulder), OF Garrett Mitchell (left shoulder), OF Blake Perkins (left oblique), 1B Darin Ruf (right knee), RHP Julio Teheran (right hip), LHP Justin Wilson (left lat) and OF Jesse Winker (back/right quad) are on the injured list….. Ashby, Mitchell, Ruf and Wilson are on the 60-day IL.

IN THE STANDINGS (162 days): The Brewers have spent the following number of days alone or tied at each position in the NL Central standings: FIRST: 109, SECOND: 51, THIRD: 2, FOURTH: 0, FIFTH: 0…..the team is currently in first place, leading the second-place Cubs by 2.0 games.

SERIES-LY SPEAKING: The Brewers are 24-19-2 in series play.
Game 1: 24-21, Game 2: 26-19, Game 3: 23-20, Game 4: 4-2
Sweep Wins (9): vs. NYM (3g, 4/3-4/5), at SEA (3g, 4/17-4/19), vs. KC (3g, 5/12-5/14),
vs. PIT (3g, 6/16-6/18), at CIN (3g, 7/14-7/16), at CWS (3g, 8/11-8/13),
at TEX (3g, 8/18-8/20), vs. MIN (2g, 8/22-8/23), vs. SD (3g, 8/25-8/27)
Sweep Losses (5): at COL (3g, 5/2-5/4), vs. OAK (3g, 6/9-6/11), at MIN (2g, 6/13-6/14),
at ATL (3g, 7/28-7/30), at LAD (3g, 8/15-8/17)

AT HOME: The Brewers are 40-28 at home, going 13-7-2 in series play…..the team had a season-high 8-game winning streak snapped on Sunday…..went 46-35 at home last season, going 15-8-4 in series play.

ON THE ROAD: The Brewers are 37-34 on the road, going 11-12-0 in series play…..went 40-41 on the road last season, going 9-12-5 in series play.

LET’S GO TO THE VIDEO TAPE: The Brewers have made 29 replay challenges this season, going 13-16…..their last challenge (won) came on 9/5 at Pittsburgh as a safe
call at second base involving Ji Hwan Bae was overturned (caught stealing).

TONIGHT’S STARTER: #48 – RHP COLIN REA (21g, 20gs, 5-5, 5.07)
REA AT A GLANCE: Colin Rea, 33, will be making his 22nd appearance and 21st start of the season…..Rea last started last Saturday vs. Philadelphia and received no decision in the Brewers’ 7-5 win (4.1ip, 3h, 2r, 2er, 0bb, 6k, 2hr, 66 pitches)…..he is in his third stint with the team this season (4/13-5/14, 5/20-8/4 and 9/2-current)…..the team is 12-8 in his starts…..he has 4 quality starts…..opponents are batting .245 (98-for-400, 21hr)…..he made 4 starts at Triple-A Nashville, going 0-0 with a 2.50 ERA (18ip, 16h, 7r, 5er, 1bb, 21k, 1hr)…..after pitching in Japan in 2022, Rea re-signed with Milwaukee on January 27 (non-roster invitee)…..his only outing for the Brewers prior to this season came in relief on 10/2/21 at Los Angeles-NL…..his name is pronounced “RAY.”

LAST SEASON: Rea pitched in Japan, where he went 5-6 with a 3.96 ERA in 23 games/16 starts with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

CAREER: Is 13-13 with a 4.97 ERA in 57 games/47 starts (259ip, 143er)…..has pitched for San Diego (2015-16), Miami (2016), Chicago-NL (2020) and Milwaukee (2021, ‘23)….. is 12-13 with a 4.97 ERA as a starter (242.2ip, 134er) and 1-0 with a 4.96 ERA as a reliever (16.1ip, 9er)…..Rea was originally selected by San Diego in the 12th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Indiana State University…..he underwent “Tommy John” surgery on 11/11/16, causing him to miss the entire 2017 season…..he was named 2019 Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year after going 14-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 26 starts at Triple-A Iowa (Cubs).

CAREER AT AMERICAN FAMILY FIELD: Is 2-3 with a 5.56 ERA in 12 games/11 starts, all coming this season (55ip, 34er).

CAREER ON THE ROAD: Is 6-6 with a 4.98 ERA in 25 games/18 starts (110.1ip, 61er)…..is 3-2 with a 4.53 ERA in 9 starts this season (49.2ip, 25er).

CAREER vs. YANKEES: His only career outing came in a 7-6 win with the Padres on 7/1/16 at Petco Park (6ip, 4h, 2r, 1er, 1bb, 5k, 1hr, 1hbp).


AT A GLANCE: The Yankees continue their six-game homestand tonight with the first game of a three-game set vs. Milwaukee (through Sun.)…are 2-1 on the homestand after winning two-of-three vs. Detroit…after this homestand, will embark on a seven-game road trip to Boston (4G from Mon.-Thurs.) and Pittsburgh (3G from 9/15-17).
Have won each of their last three series. Had their season-high-tying five-game winning streak snapped on Thursday (also 5G from 5/18- 23)…are 8-2 in their last 10 games (since 8/28) and 10-5 in their last 15 games (since 8/23) after losing their previous nine from 8/12-22. Three of the Yankees’ last four wins have been come-from-behind wins.

BATTERS’ EYE: Since the All-Star break, the Yankees lead the Majors with a 9.46 PA/BB ratio and a 4.02 pitches per plate appearance ratio…prior to the All-Star break, ranked 20th in the Majors in both categories (11.90 PA/BB and 3.86 P/PA).

BIGGER THAN BASEBALL: Earlier today, OF Aaron Judge was named the Yankees’ nominee for the 2023 Roberto Clemente Award, his first career nomination…the Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement,
philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field… in 2018, Judge founded the ALL RISE Foundation, which works to inspire children and youth to become responsible citizens by engaging them in activities that encourage them to reach unlimited possibilities…through mini-grant programs, baseball camps, an aspiring leaders program, and other initiatives, the foundation works to have a positive influence on these children, while creating a legacy to continue to guide future generations.

LEMACHINE: INF DJ LeMahieu reached base twice on Thursday…has reached base in 26 of his last 28 games (since 8/1), 43 of his last 47 games (since 7/4) and 50 of his last 56 games (since 6/23)…has reached base multiple times in 14 of his last 26 games (since 8/4) and 20 of his last 36 games (since 7/21). Has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 games (since 8/23), batting .281/.379/.667 (16-for-57) with 10R, 1 double, 7HR, 9RBI and 9BB in that span.

EVER SO CLUTCH: OF Everson Pereira hit a two-run double in the fourth inning on Thursday…four of his eight hits this season have driven in a run…is batting .333/.429/.417 (4-for-12) with 1 double, 7RBI, 1BB and 1HP with RISP.

ALL RISE: OF Aaron Judge has batted .435/.552/.913 (10- for-23) with 6R, 2 doubles, 3HR, 5RBI, 5BB and 1HP in six career games vs. the Brewers. Has hit .329/.421/.720 (27-for-82) with 18R, 2 doubles, 10HR, 19RBI, 13BB and 1SB in 22 Interleague games this season…has batted .310/.402/.649 (131-for-422) with
88R, 19 doubles, 2 triples, 40HR, 77RBI, 64BB and 9SB in 116 career Interleague games.

BRONX BOMBERS: Yankees batters have homered in a season-high 11 straight games (since 8/27), hitting 23HR over that stretch…their last longer single-season streak was a 19-game streak from 7/13-8/3/22…have also homered in 18 of their last 19 games (since 8/18). Have hit 32HR over their last 15 games (since 8/23) and 38HR over their last 19G (since 8/18). Have homered in each of their last 14 home games (since 8/2), hitting 27HR in those games…marks their such longest streak at home since a 16-game streak from 8/20-9/24/22. Their 201HR this season are tied for the second-most in the AL and tied for the fourth-most in the Majors…have hit at least 200HR for the 21st time in franchise history, marking the most such seasons by any team in Major League history (next: Texas with 14 seasons)…have hit at least 200 home runs in each of their last six 162-game seasons (2017-19, ’21-23).

ON A ROLL: INF Oswald Peraza is batting .421/.421/.579 (8-for-19) with 1R, 3 doubles and 3RBI over his last five games (since 9/2).

PEN PALS: Yankees relievers have allowed just 3R in their last 24.0 innings over their last six games (since 9/1) and just 4R/3ER in their last 32.0 innings over their last eight games (since 8/30), posting a 0.84 ERA over that eight-game stretch. Yankees relievers have posted a Major League-best 3.16 ERA this season…are one of two bullpens in the Majors to post an ERA under 3.50 (also Seattle-3.49). Also lead the Majors with a .214 opponents’ BA and 1.19 WHIP…rank second in the Majors in HR/9.0IP (0.87).

RHP Luis Severino will make his 19th appearance (18th start) of the season in tonight’s series opener vs. Milwaukee…the 29-year-old will pitch on extended five days’ rest due to Monday’s team off day…last pitched on Saturday at Houston and did not record a decision after allowing 4ER over 4.0IP (6H, 1BB, 3K, 2HR)…missed the first 48 games of the season with a right lat strain…the two-time AL All-Star (2017, ’18) ranked third in the Majors in 2018 with 19 wins (19-8), tied for second-most by a Yankee in the last 14 seasons (since 2009) behind CC Sabathia (21-7 in 2010)…has two of the top-eight single-season strikeout totals in Yankees history (230K in 2017, 220K in 2018)…is one of four pitchers in Yankees history with multiple 200-strikeout seasons (also Gerrit Cole from 2021-22, David Cone from 1997-98 and Ron Guidry from 1978-79)…finished third in 2017 AL Cy Young Award voting…was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on 12/26/11…signed to a four-year contract extending through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 season on 2/15/19…the Yankees exercised his club option for the 2023 season on 11/7/22.

LAST APPEARANCE: Did not record a decision on Saturday at Houston after allowing 4ER over 4.0IP (6H, 1BB, 3K, 2HR)…allowed all 4R via the home run, surrendering a
two-run HR to Michael Brantley in the second inning and a two-run HR to Yainer Diaz in the fourth inning.

2023: Will make his 19th appearance (18th start) of the season tonight…is 4-8 with a 6.75 ERA (85.1IP, 64ER) in 18 games/17 starts this year…has allowed 1ER-or-fewer in six starts this season and 3ER-or-fewer in nine starts…11 of his 17 starts this season have come after a Yankees loss, including six straight starts from 5/27-6/24. Posted a 14.2 scoreless inning streak from the first inning of his start on 8/23 vs. Washington through the first inning of his start on 9/2 at Houston…marked his longest scoreless inning streak since a 14.2 scoreless inning streak from 6/26-7/7/18. Recorded back-to-back scoreless starts on 8/23 vs. Washington (0R allowed in 6.2IP) and 8/28 at Detroit (0R allowed in 7.0IP)…marked the third time in his career he posted consecutive scoreless starts (also had two scoreless starts from 9/17-22/19 and from 6/26-7/1/18). Earned his fourth win of the season on 8/28 at Detroit after tossing a season-high 7.0 scoreless innings and recording a season-high 8K (5H, 0BB, 1BK)…marked his third scoreless start this season (also 6.2 scoreless innings on 8/23 vs. Washington and 6.0 scoreless innings on 6/24 vs. Texas) and his longest scoreless start since he tossed 7.0 hitless innings on 10/3/22 at Texas (0R, 1BB, 7K). Earned his third win of the season on 8/23 vs. Washington, allowing just 1H over 6.2 scoreless innings (2BB, 2K). Earned his second win of the season on 7/23 vs. Kansas City (5.2IP, 8H, 3ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR)…allowed all three runs via the HR (solo HR to Salvador Perez in the fourth inning and a two-run HR to Michael Massey in the sixth inning). Recorded his first win of the season in the Yankees’ 1-0 victory on 6/24 vs. Texas, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings (5H, 2BB, 4K)…marked his first scoreless start of the season and first such start since 10/3/22 at Texas (7.0IP)…snapped a four-start streak with 4R-or-more allowed (6/2-18). Allowed at least 3HR in back-to-back starts on 6/2 at LAD and 6/8-G1 vs. CWS…marked just the third time in his career he allowed multiple HR in consecutive starts (also three starts from 7/7-23/18 and two starts from 5/3-8/16). Did not record a decision on 5/27 vs. San Diego despite allowing just 2R/1ER over 6.2IP (1H, 3BB, 5K, 1HR)…surrendered his only hit on a solo HR by Fernando Tatis Jr. in the fourth inning. Made his season debut on 5/21 at Cincinnati and did not record a decision (4.2IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 5K, 0HR)…was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 15-day injured list on 5/21 prior to his start. Allowed 1ER-or-fewer in three straight starts from 10/3/22-5/27/23, tied for the second-longest such streak of his career (trails only a five-start streak from 7/15-8/6/17…allowed 2ER-or-fewer in five straight starts from 9/21/22-5/27/23, tied for the second-longest such streak of his career (trails only a nine-start streak from 9/12/18-4/20/22). Missed the first 48 games of the season with a right lat strain…combined to make two rehab starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (5/10) and Double-A Somerset (5/16), posting a 4.05 ERA (6.2IP, 8H, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, 1HR).

VS. MILWAUKEE/INTERLEAGUE: Will make his second career appearance vs. the Brewers tonight…last faced Milwaukee on 7/8/17 at Yankee Stadium and did not record a no- decision after allowing 3ER over 7.0IP (6H, 2BB, 10K, 1HR, 1HP, 1WP). In seven Interleague starts this season, is 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA (34.2IP, 24ER) and 25K. Is 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA (48.2IP, 18ER) and 55K in nine career starts vs. the NL Central. In 22 career appearances (20 starts) against NL teams, is 9-5 with a 3.12 ERA (115.1IP, 95H, 50R/40ER, 35BB, 123K, 18HR, 3HP)…has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 14 of his 20 career Interleague starts. The Yankees are 15-5 all-time in Interleague games that he has started.

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE: Will make his eighth home start of the season tonight…is 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA (36.2IP, 20ER) in seven home starts this season…is 30-16 with a
3.61 ERA (354.0IP, 142ER) and 394K in 66 games (61 starts) in his career at Yankee Stadium…the Yankees are 38-12 in his home starts since the beginning of 2017…since 2018, has gone 18-5 with a 3.14 ERA (189.1IP, 66ER) and 215K in 34 home starts, with the Yankees going 27-7 in those games. Including the postseason, is 22-7 with a 3.35 ERA (231.0IP, 86ER) and 267K in his last 43 starts at home (38 regular season and five postseason), dating back to 9/3/17…has allowed more than 2R just 16 times in that stretch…the Yankees are 34-9 in those starts.

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