The Brewers’ other All-Star pitchers are closer Josh Hader, who has 65 strikeouts in 38-1/3 innings this season, and starter Freddy Peralta, who won’t face the Braves because he started at Pittsburgh on Thursday night (and threw six scoreless innings).
Left-hander Brett Anderson (3-5, 3.86 ERA) is scheduled to start for Milwaukee in Sunday afternoon’s series finale.
“We’ve got a tough next three days against that pitching staff Milwaukee has,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said Thursday.
The NL Central-leading Brewers have a 61-42 record, including 32-18 on the road. They’ll bring a seven-game road winning streak to Truist Park, dating to July 7.
The Braves will start young pitchers who have been extremely impressive of late in the series’ first two games: Touki Toussaint (1-1, 1.32) on Friday and Kyle Muller (2-3, 2.55) on Saturday. Veteran Charlie Morton (10-3, 3.72) will pitch for the Braves on Sunday.