Brewers, Astros series pits young lineups against each other

BY foxsports • April 8, 2016

After edging the San Francisco Giants in game three of a season-opening series at Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Houston Astros to town this weekend.

But while the rebuilding Brewers' young lineup struggled against the Giants' veterans, the Astros' roster is a little greener.

Friday's series opener pits two of the league's youngest teams against each other, as Milwaukee looks to shut down youthful stars Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.

Youngest Average Age of Non-Pitchers on Active Roster

The Brewers' pitching staff struggled in the opener -- allowing 12 runs to the Giants -- but they've since settled down, with closer Jeremy Jeffress delivering his first save since 2011 in the series finale.

Brewers Pitching – Opening Day vs. Next 2 Games

The Brewers could get their best shot at a win on Friday, when they'll face Astros starter Scott Feldman.

Feldman posted a respectable 3.90 ERA last season, but when it comes to run support, Houston's offense hasn't been kind to the 11-year veteran.

Houston gave Feldman little room for error last season, racking up an average of just 3.07 runs over his 18 starts, the fourth-lowest such metric in the majors.

Lowest Run Support Average, American League 2015

Statistics courtesy STATS Inc.



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