June 21, 2024

The Milwaukee Brewers will call upon right-hander Bryse Wilson to help them rebound from two consecutive heavy defeats as they prepare to host the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday to kick off a three-game series.

Wilson, boasting a 2-0 record and a 3.50 ERA, will make his third start for the Brewers, while the Rays will send right-hander Ryan Pepiot (2-2, 3.77) to the mound.

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The Brewers suffered a 15-5 loss at home to the New York Yankees on Sunday, with a missed call at second base leading to a seven-run sixth inning for the Yankees.

Tampa Bay, on the other hand, fell 4-2 to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, despite Isaac Paredes hitting his seventh home run of the season for the Rays. In Milwaukee’s loss, a crucial play occurred in the sixth inning when a potential double play turned into a missed opportunity after an error in the relay throw allowed the Yankees to extend their inning and score multiple runs.

Jake Bauers managed to hit a three-run homer for the Brewers, but they ultimately stranded 15 base runners. The Brewers also suffered a heavy 15-3 defeat to the Yankees on Saturday night, during which the Yankees hit four home runs. In both losses, the Brewers were forced to use position players as pitchers.

Adames expressed a resilient attitude after Sunday’s loss, acknowledging that it’s still early in the season and emphasizing the need to bounce back for the next series.

Despite the recent setbacks, Milwaukee remains in first place in the NL Central, holding a slim half-game lead over the Chicago Cubs. Wilson, who primarily appeared out of the bullpen in his first five outings this season, has stepped up to fill in the starting rotation due to injuries. In his most recent start, he delivered a solid performance, allowing two runs on three hits over 4 1/3 innings in a win against Pittsburgh.

While Wilson has limited experience facing the Rays, he pitched three scoreless innings against them in relief last season. On the other side, Pepiot has shown flashes of brilliance but has also been inconsistent.

He has been effective in his two victories, surrendering just one run in 12 innings, but has struggled in his losses, giving up 10 runs in 10 2/3 innings. Despite the ups and downs, Pepiot has earned praise from Rays manager Kevin Cash for consistently giving the team a chance to win.

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Pepiot’s only previous start against Milwaukee came in 2022 when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, resulting in a no-decision after allowing three runs in 4 2/3 innings.

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