Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals
The Milwaukee Brewers go for the sweep of the Washington Nationals as they wrap up their series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers are -170 favorites over the Nationals with an over/under run total of 8.
The Milwaukee Brewers have won five in a row and they are just three games back in the NL Central. On Tuesday Corey Hart, Jonathan Lucroy, and Rickie Weeks all homered and Caey McGehee added two hits as the Brewers converted eight hits into seven runs and a win. Chris Narveson had a short outing as he allowed eight hits and six earned runs while striking out three in 3.1 innings of work but it was Mike McClendon who got his second win of the year and John Axford who picked up his 13th save. On Wednesday Milwaukee starts Zack Greinke who makes his third consecutive home start. For the season Greinke has allowed 24 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 29 over 21 innings of work.
The Washington Nationals looked to be in control on Tuesday but they were unable to hold on for the win. Michael Morse had three hits including a homer and he drove in four runs and scored twice and Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth, and Livan Hernandez all had two hits each. On the mound Hernandez allowed five hits and three earned runs while striking out four over six innings to not factor in the decision as Henry Rodriguez allowed two hits and two runs to get the blown save and take the loss. For Wednesday’s game Washington starts Jason Marquis who looks like a different pitcher than what we saw a year ago and who has won his last two decisions. For the season Marquis has allowed 66 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 33 in 57.1 innings of work.
Milwaukee is 9-2 in their last 11 games against a right-handed starter, 7-2 in their last nine games against a team with a losing record, and 2-5 in their last seven against the NL East. Washington is 1-4 in their last five game three of a series, 1-6 in their last seven overall, and 7-1 in Marquis last eight starts. Washington is 7-20 in their last 27 games in Milwaukee.
I like the Brewers in this game. They are playing for good baseball. I’ll lay the 170 here.
Milwaukee Brewers -170 Washington Nationals