NEW YORK (WPIX)—So far, the Yankees have won all 4 series against National Leagues during Interleague play this season.
They will look to continue that trend when the Milwaukee Brewers visit the Bronx for the first time since Interleague play began in 1997.
The Brew Crew are having a surprisingly successful season and are currently leading the National League Central Division. The Yankees are likewise leading their respective division as well.
Milwaukee possesses a powerful and even squad, especially with their pitchers. Richie Weeks leads the team in hits (92), is third in homers (14), and batting average (.290). Their main cog in the offense is the slugging first baseman Prince Fielder. Fielder is tied for first in the National League in Home Runs with 21 and is leading the National League with RBI's with 68. Also adding to the offense is outfielder Ryan Braun who has 16 round trippers, 59 RBI's, and leading the team with a .308 batting average.
As impressive as their offense is, the Brewers pitching staff is even more impressive. Three of their starting pitchers have ERA's under 4 and only one pitcher does not have a winning record (that pitcher is an even 5-5). Also, their closer, John Axford has recorded an impressive 20 saves already.
Here are the probable pitchers:
June 28th, 7:05 PM ET
Freddy Garcia (6-6, 3.30 ERA) Garcia had another quality outing as he allowed 2 unearned runs over 7 innings. It was his sixth quality start in his last 7 outings. He has an 0-2 record against Milwaukee with a 3.68 ERA.
Zack Greinke (7-2 4.77 ERA) Greinke is starting to pitch like he did in the American League as he gave up only one run in 7 innings in his last outing. He is 2-3 with a 5.77 ERA against New York in his career, however.
June 29th, 7:05 PM ET
A.J Burnett (7-6, 4.15 ERA) Burnett has had a confusing 2011 campaign so far, having stretches of being unhittable and then being unreliable. He has also ran into some bad luck and lack of run support in some of his starts. He is currently 1-2 with a 3.26 ERA in his last 3 starts.
Shaun Marcum (7-2, 2.95 ERA) Marcum only pitched 3 innings in his last outing as he was working back from a strained left hip flexor. He believes he will be able to go 100% on Wednesday.
June 30th, 1:05 PM ET
C.C Sabathia (10-4, 3.25 ERA) Sabathia gave up only one run in 8 innings in his last start. It was his third straight win and 7th in his last 8 starts. He is the fastest Yankee to reach 50 wins in the last 30 years.
Randy Wolf (6-4, 3.20 ERA) Wolf is 6-2 in his last 14 outings with a 2.75 ERA, with his team winning 9 of those 14 starts.