Diamondbacks and Smith set to face the Brewers
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-37, fifth in NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (29-26, third in NL Central)
Milwaukee; Thursday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCH LIKELY: Diamondbacks: Jon Duplantier (0-0, 7.71 ERA, 1.93 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) Brewers: Brett Anderson (2-3, 4.18 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 20 strikeouts )
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee and Arizona meet on Thursday.
The Brewers are 13-15 in home games in 2020. Milwaukee ranks last in the National League for batting with a .210 batting average. Kolten Wong leads the club with an average of .283.
The Diamondbacks are 9-21 on the road. Arizona has a collective of .235 this season, led by Pavin Smith with an average of .290.
BEST PERFORMERS: Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 10 homers and 31 RBIs.
Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 22 more hits and 39 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 7-3, 0.204 batting average, 3.44 ERA, edged opponents by nine points
Diamondbacks: 2-8, 0.258 batting average, 5.04 ERA, led by 13 points
INJURIES: Brewers: Justin Topa: (elbow), Angel Perdomo: (back), Dylan File: (elbow), Derek Fisher: (left hamstring), Lorenzo Cain: (hamstring), Daniel Robertson: (calf) , Mark Mathias: (shoulder).
Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener: (groin), Luke Weaver: (shoulder), Zac Gallen: (elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Tyler Clippard: (shoulder), Madison Bumgarner: (shoulder), JB Bukauskas: (elbow) , Kole Calhoun: (hamstrings), Asdrubal Cabrera: (hamstrings).