The Milwaukee Brewers may be without reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich for the rest of the season, but they're doing their best to run down the Chicago Cubs and a playoff spot. Fortunately for the Brewers, some help is on the way. Right-handed starter Brandon Woodruff, who has been absent since July 21 due to a strained oblique, is expected to return to the active roster on Tuesday and "open" against the San Diego Padres for Gio Gonzalez:
Brandon Woodruff will start for the Brewers tomorrow.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 16, 2019
Prior to hitting the injured list, Woodruff had been arguably Milwaukee's most productive starter. In 20 appearances this season, he's averaged nearly six innings per pop while accumulating a 3.75 ERA (120 ERA+) and 4.69 strikeouts per walk. Woodruff's performance earned him placement on the National League All-Star team for the first time.