Milwaukee Brewers: On the Road Again, Road Trip Preview

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After a long home stand, the Milwaukee Brewers are headed back on the road for a three-city road trip. First up is Kansas City, then stops in Chicago and Cincinnati before heading back to home sweet home at Miller Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers‘ offense has been red-hot since their disappointing 10-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. It can be argued that the level of competition they were up against played a large role in that. And well, that’s a valid point.

Both the Reds and the Marlins have struggled early on in the 2018 season. We’re going to take a look at the Crew’s success rates at home vs. on the road. Plus, there will be a preview of the three parks they are headed to and whether the long ball will be as big of a factor as it has been thus far.

The stat that will be focused on for the course of this article is Park Factor, based on ESPN’s rankings. The way this stat is calculated is by taking runs scored at home plus the runs allowed at home, divided by the amount of home games. That number is then divided by the resulting number of the runs scored on the road plus the amount of runs allowed on the road, divided by the total number of road games the team played.

Ballparks that have a Park Factor higher than 1.0 favor the hitter. Below 1.0 is in favor of the pitcher.

Home vs. Away

The Milwaukee Brewers’ record didn’t look great at home until after their 6-game win streak. They now boast an 8-7 record at Miller Park, while their record on the road currently stands at 6-3.

According to ESPN, Miller Park last year ranked in the 8 spot with a Park Factor of 1.094 runs. So far this season, the home of the Crew ranks in 13th, at 1.034 runs.