Game Times, Promotions and Broadcast Information:
Tuesday: 6:40 on FSWI and 620WTMJ
Wednesday: 12:10p on FSWI, MLB Network and 620WTMJ
Tuesday: Wade Miley (1.50 ERA, 6 IP, 16.7 K%) v. Corey Kluber (2.41 ERA, 52 IP, 27.5 K%)
Saturday: Junior Guerra (2.33 ERA, 27 IP, 22.3 K%) v. Carlos Carrasco (3.95 ERA, 43.1 IP, 22.4 K%)
Guerra was roughed up his last time out, walking four and serving up two dingers in his first flop of the year, a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh. He’ll look to rebound against a Cleveland team he is seeing for the first time.
Carrasco is seeing Milwaukee for the first time as well. After leading the AL in wins a year ago, Carrasco is off to a hot start in that department as well, starting 4-1 despite his modest ERA.
2018: First meeting
All-time: 206-204 (104-98 in Milwaukee)
The Brewers and Cleveland are on a triennial schedule, having last played in 2015. Milwaukee has taken nine of their last 13 against Cleveland, but dropped three of four in their most recent meetings, a pair of two-game series at each other’s parks.
Is Cleveland good?
Well, yeah, probably. Cleveland has been to the American League Championship Series each of the past two years, winning it once. They sit at 17-17 right now, but remain in first place anyway due to the complete and utter ineptitude of the rest of the AL Central, which has a combined winning percentage of .366.
If Cleveland were a WWE wrestler, which would they be?
Cleveland would be Jinder Mahal.
The entire idea of Mahal, who is “the bad guy” mostly because he’s foreign, dark skinned and wears a turban, is kinda racist, especially when one considers that he’s not even from India. Mahal’s character is also pretty racist, and has plenty to say about non-Indian Asian people. Gross. This is similar to Cleveland, whose nickname is an outdated misnomer for indigenous Americans; imagine a team called the Chicago Negros, and you’re close to how inappropriate it is. Their soon-to-be-former mascot, a caricature in red face, is the most racist thing in the god damn world.
Cleveland has also had a recent and sudden run of success lately, after years of being buried on the bottom of the MLB card.