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  W: D. Williams (2-0)   L: J. Soria (0-2)   S: J. Hader (14)
1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 PM CT, June 5, 2021
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 20,073

Brewers bid for series win against reeling Diamondbacks

According to STATS
According to STATS

Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. The Brewers are 10-3 against the Diamondbacks since the start of the 2018 season. Arizona won its last game in Milwaukee, snapping a seven-game losing streak at American Family Field.
  2. The Diamondbacks lost to the Mets yesterday, 7-6, to fall to 2-12 (.167) in one-run games this season, the lowest winning percentage in the major leagues. The Brewers are 10-6 (.625) in one-run games, second best in the majors (Mariners, 13-5, .722).
  3. The Brewers are hitting .213 with runners on base, 11 points lower than any other major-league team, and they are also last in batting average with runners in scoring position (.199).
  4. Pavin Smith has hit safely in each of his last 13 games, the second longest current hitting streak in the major leagues, behind Cincinnati's Nick Castellanos (18).
  5. Kolten Wong hit two home runs on Tuesday against the Tigers, for his third multi-homer game in the major leagues. His other ones were with the Cardinals in 2014 against the Red Sox and in 2019 at American Family Field (then Miller Park).
  6. Jon Duplantier has allowed three home runs in 17.2 innings as a starting pitcher in the major leagues, but he has not allowed a homer in any of his 23.2 innings as a reliever. Brett Anderson has made it through four innings in only one of his last five starts, and he's thrown a total of 15.1 innings in those games.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/3/2021 thru 6/6/2021

After nearly being no-hit by one of Milwaukee's better starting pitchers, the Arizona Diamondbacks now face the dominant ace of the Brewers' rotation.

Following two straight scoreless outings, Brandon Woodruff looks to help the surging Brewers hand the Diamondbacks a 16th consecutive road defeat on Saturday afternoon.

Following Thursday's 7-4 loss at Milwaukee in which it rapped out 13 hits, Arizona managed just one during a 5-1 setback to the Brewers on Friday. It didn't come until the eighth inning off Freddy Peralta, who allowed Nick Ahmed's soft single to left with one out in the frame.

The Diamondbacks have dropped a club-record 15 straight on the road. They were 15-13 on May 2, but are 5-26 since and searching to answers for their overall poor play.

"I have extremely high expectations of this group and we have a good baseball team. And it's time to go out and play our type of baseball," said Arizona manager Torey Lovullo, who lashed out at his team in the dugout Friday night.

"At the end of the night, I can sit down and accept a win or a loss if we do things our way. And, we are not meeting our standards."

Now, Arizona faces a massive task in trying to somehow get the best of Woodruff (4-2, 1.27 ERA), who closed out May in grand fashion, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out 18 over 14 scoreless innings in winning his two starts over San Diego and Washington.

The right-hander has completed at least seven innings in each of his last four outings. His 10 straight quality starts are the most by a Brewer since CC Sabathia recorded 13 in a row during the 2008 campaign.

"I'm happy I can go out there an perform a little bit," Woodruff humbly told MLB Network.

"I'm just getting to a point where I'm understanding myself a little bit better. I kind of know what works for me and I think that's helped out a lot."

Woodruff owns a 1-0 record with a 5.40 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) versus Arizona.

Diamondbacks rookie Pavin Smith has never faced Woodruff, but looks to get going again after his 14-game hitting streak was snapped Friday.

Milwaukee has won seven of eight and has homered 14 times over the last five games. Scheduled Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly (2-6, 5.04) has served up nine home runs this season.

The right-hander is 0-4 over six starts since recording his most recent winning decision versus San Diego on April 27.

In Kelly's last start, he allowed five runs, nine hits and struck out six with two walks over 6 2/3 innings of a 6-2 home defeat to the New York Mets on Monday.

Kelly is 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two starts against Milwaukee -- both in 2019.

Milwaukee star Christian Yelich has one hit in five at-bats versus Kelly. Yelich, though, is batting .343 in his last nine games against the Diamondbacks.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 5, 2021

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