The Milwaukee Brewers currently lead the MLB in runs scored with 128.
Many of those runs came in their recent series against the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates.
As you probably know, the Pirates aren’t very good at baseball.
And their pitching team isn’t particularly good.
The same can be said for the Cincinnati Reds, who are even worse than the Pirates, and who had to face Milwaukee recently.
Predictably, the Brewers feasted against poor pitching units, but tougher tests lie ahead.
“With their recent offensive barrage against the Pirates and Reds, the Brewers are tied with the Yankees for MLB highs with 35 homers to second place at 4.92 ppg and 10th at 108 wRC+ . The series starts tonight against the Braves, who are 22nd in ERA but 10th in FIP,” tweeted Brewers writer for MLB.com Adam McCalvy.
With their recent offensive barrage against the Pirates and Reds, the Brewers are tied with the Yankees for MLB highs with 35 homers to second at 4.92 ppg and 10th at 108 wRC+.
The series begins tonight against the Braves, who are 22nd in ERA but 10th in FIP.
—Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 6, 2022
The Braves’ pitching staff is much better than what Milwaukee has faced in recent days.
He has Charlie Morton, Ian Anderson and Max Fried, as well as a strong bullpen.
Hot hitters such as Willy Adames, Christian Yelich and Rowdy Tellez will take on legitimate MLB talent on the mound.
Depending on your perspective, it may be generous to call the Reds or Pirates teams as filled with MLB talent.
It might be a little harsh, but the Reds look awful in 2022 and the Pirates haven’t competed in years.
The Brewers hitters did what they had to do against them, but the Braves’ streak will be a better gauge of their true level of skill.
Teams already had a playoff series last year that went to the Braves.
Along with proving they can crush the best pitchers, Milwaukee will surely be looking for revenge on the field.