New York Yankees vs. Milwaukee Brewers
The New York Yankees look for their fourth win in a row as they host the Milwaukee Brewers in game two of their series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are -135 favorites over the Brewers with an over/under run total set at 9.
The New York Yankees jumped all over the Milwaukee Brewers early on Tuesday Night and they never took their foot off of the gas in a 10 run route of their visitors from the NL Central. Nick Swisher homered had two hits, and drove in four runs, Mark Teixeira homered and had four RBI’s, and Alex Rodriguez had two hits and scored twice as part of a 10 hit 12 run offensive night for the Yankees. Starter Freddy Garcia gave another strong effort as he allowed eight hits and two earned runs while striking just one over six innings of work to earn his seventh win of the year. For Wednesday’s rematch New York starts A.J. Burnett who hasn’t been as wild as last season but it hasn’t meant a lot of wins as he has lost three of his last four games. For the year Burnett has allowed 83 hits and 46 earned runs while striking out 81 over 99.2 innings of work.
The Milwaukee Brewers Road problems continued on Tuesday as they never had a chance against the Yankees. Matt Gamel had two hits and an RBI in the DH role, Prince Fielder had a hit and scored a run, and Jonathan Lucroy had two hits as the Brewers scored two runs on 11 hits. Zack Greinke as shelled early and often as he allowed five hits and seven earned runs as he lasted just two innings taking his third loss of the year. For Tuesday’s game Milwaukee goes with Shaun Marcum who has four no decisions and a win in his last five starts. For the season Marcum has allowed 75 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 86 in 94.2 innings of work.
New York is 7-1 in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, 13-4 in their last 17 games overall, and 1-4 in Burnett’s last five home starts. Milwaukee is 13-3 in their last 16 game two of a series, 15-6 in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 in Marcum’s last six starts.
This is a tough one as both of these pitchers can bring it and when they are on they are really tough. I think this one is a low scoring game as the starters get it to the middle innings and the managers play the chess match the rest of the way. I’ll take the under 9 runs here.