Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet in Milwaukee on Sunday for game two of the NLDS. The Brewers are -150 favorites over the Diamondbacks with an over/under run total set at 7.
The Milwaukee Brewers began their National League Divisional Series on Saturday by doing what they did plenty of this season, winning at home. Most of the damage done by the Brewers offense was done by the usual suspects as Prince Fielder homered and had two hits, Ryan Braun had three hits and scored twice, and Yuniesky Betancourt had a hit and scored a run. Starter Yovanni Gallardo put forth a dominating performance allowing just four hits and a run while striking out nine over eight innings and John Axford pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save. On Sunday Milwaukee looks to take a two game lead as they start Zack Greinke who hasn’t lost a home start this season. Greinke lost his only start against the Diamondbacks this season as he allowed two runs and the Brewers were shut out in Arizona.
The Arizona Diamondbacks had no answers for the Brewers in game one on Saturday and were somewhat fortunate to avoid being shut out. Ryan Roberts homered in the eighth inning to provide all of the scoring, Willie Bloomquist had two hits, and Justin Upton had a hit but the Diamondbacks had four hits and a run for the entire game. On the mound 21 game winner Ian Kennedy allowed eight hits four earned runs over 6.2 innings of work as he took the loss. For Sunday’s game Arizona starts Daniel Hudson who lost his last three starts. Hudson pitched at Milwaukee on July fourth and was shelled allowing six runs in four innings in a game the Diamondbacks came back to win.
Milwaukee is 49-18 in their last 67 home games, 4-0 in their last four game two of a series, and 21-6 in Greinke’s last 27 starts. Arizona is 2-8 in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning record, 25-11 in their last 36 games overall, and 7-3 in Hudson’s last 10 road starts against a team with a winning record.
The Diamondbacks had a fine season but they look to be in trouble here as they didn’t get the bats going Saturday and the prognosis may actually be worse here, especially since they don’t seem to back Hudson. Take the Brewers minus the 150.
Milwaukee Brewers -150 Arizona Diamondbacks