Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants
The Milwaukee Brewers look to get back to winning as they host the San Francisco Giants for game two of their series on Saturday. The Giants are -130 favorites over the Brewers with an over/under run total set at 7.5 runs.
The Milwaukee Brewers looked to be in good shape with the lead on Friday Night but they let it get away from them and weren’t able to get it back as they fell to the defending World Series Champs. Ricky Weeks homered and drove in three runs, Janathan Lucroy and Nyjer Morgan each had two hits, and Ryan Braun had a hit and scored a run in the nine hit four run offensive effort. Shawn Marcum allowed six hits and five earned runs while striking out five over six innings to take his second loss of the year while the bullpen held the Giants scoreless the rest of the way to give the Brewers a chance. For Saturday’s game Milwaukee starts Randy Wolf who has lost two of his last three decisions. For the season Wolf has allowed 60 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 43 over 58.1 innings of work.
The San Francisco Giants looked to be reeling but once again the ace of their staff kept them in it and clutch timely hitting got them the win. Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam in his Major League debut, Freddy Sanchez drove in the other Giants run, and Aubrey Huff and Nick Schierholtz had two hits each. Tim Lincecum allowed six hits and three earned runs while striking out four over seven innings of work to get his fifth win of the season and Brian Wilson pitched the ninth inning to get his 14th save of the year. On Saturday San Francisco looks to do it again as they start lefty Jonathan Sanchez. For the season Sanchez has allowed 45 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 63 in 57 innings of work.
Milwaukee is 13-4 in their last 17 games overall, 7-1 in their last eight home games against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 in Wolf’s last five starts. San Francisco is 4-1 in their last five road games gainst a left handed starter, 1-5 in their last six games against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 in Sanchez’s last seven starts against the NL Central. San Francisco is 5-0 in their last five games in Milwaukee.
What I am looking at here is that Sanchez isn’t nearly as effective on the road so I give Milwaukee just a slight edge in the game
Milwaukee Brewers -130 San Francisco Giants