To say that this series is important is a huge understatement, obviously. The Brewers have been the class of the NL Central, and they can pretty much lock up the division with a sweep in this series. Despite a stretch where the Reds have won 8 of their last 11, they still find themselves 7 1⁄2 games behind Milwaukee in the division. They can cut it to 4 1⁄2 by Thursday and make things interesting, but their main focus should be not losing ground to the Padres. The Reds are currently 1 game ahead of San Diego for the second wild-card spot, who are playing the team in the first wild-card spot in their series this week.
- No Jesse Winker for this one. Huh.
- As previously mentioned, Tejay Antone is back in the bullpen, with the scuffling Sean Doolittle getting the DFA.
8:10 PM ET, Not Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Radio: 700 WLW
Tyler Mahle: 10-4, 3.78 ERA, 25 G, 135.2 IP, 160 K
Corbin Burnes: 8-4, 2.13 ERA, 21 G, 127 IP, 175 K