First Pitch: 6:10 pm CDT
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: WCC0 830 / Audacy / The Wolf 102.9 FM / TIBN
Despite the kind of shutout loss that makes you go, “That’s baseball, Suzyn,” the Milwaukee Brewers are still one of the best teams in baseball, behind only the Rays, Dodgers, and Giants in total wins this summer. It’s not likely their offense will fall flat again — Christian Yelich and Kolten Wong have been dialing it up lately, and the supporting cast around them has produced the 11th-most runs in baseball, more than enough to prop up what is easily a Top-3 pitching staff in the game.
All this to say, another set of nine zeroes isn’t likely.
But if Andrew Albers can do it, I suppose Charlie Barnes may be up to the task in his own right. Considering Kenta Maeda may miss the entirety of the 2022 season recovering from potential Tommy John surgery, maybe this is Mr. Barnes’ Big Break; the lean lefty might well be auditioning for Opening Day starter right now! And you were there. How lucky are you?
Opposing Barnes tonight is Adrian Houser, who’s had a topsy-turvy career with Milwaukee since first debuting in 2015. Half swingman, half starter, half Locust Grove alum, Houser is probably best-known in baseball circles for two things: comprising part of Houston’s package to pry Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers away in 2015, and frequently vomiting during baseball games.
It’s possible rain might disrupt this one. Plan accordingly.
GO TWINS GO!