In the midst of an intense NL Wild Card race, the Milwaukee Brewers will be getting a huge boost with the return of All-Star pitcher Brandon Woodruff.
The Brewers, who are 81-69 and currently find themselves only a game behind the Chicago Cubs for the second WC spot, will welcome back Woodruff with open arms every fifth game when he's activated on Tuesday. Woodruff is 11-3 with a 3.75 ERA on the season, and the Brewers are 16-4 in his starts.
Woodruff, who was placed on the IL after getting injured during a July 21 start, was recorded throwing a couple of bullpen sessions in the past week as he was on his way to returning.
After losing MVP candidate Christian Yelich for the season to a broken kneecap, the Brewers have looked to veterans, such as former MVP Ryan Braun and World Series winner Mike Moustakas, to step up for the team.
So far, they've done a good job of setting the tone for the team after losing Yelich, helping lead the Brewers to a 9-1 record in their last 10 games.