San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers
The San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers meet for game two of their series in San Francisco. The Giants are -150 favorites over the Brewers with an over/under run total set at 7.
The San Francisco Giants have had trouble scoring runs and with the injuries they have suffered the task appears to have grown more difficult. On Friday Melky Cabrera had two hits, scored a run, and drove in a run, Angel Pagan had a hit and scored a run, and Buster Posey had a hit, scored a run, and had an RBI as the Giants scored four runs on nine hits in a losing effort. On the mound Tim Lincecum allowed two hits and three runs while striking out four over five innings to no factor in decision as Clay Hensley allowed two hits and two runs in just a third of an inning to take his third loss of the season. For Saturday’s game San Francisco looks to end their four game losing streak as they start Madison Bumgarner who has been their best pitcher this season. For the year Bumgarner has allowed 27 hits and nine earned runs while striking out 17 over 32 innings of work for a 2.53 ERA.
The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t been playing up to the caliber they were playing at a year ago but they have been competitive and remain within striking distance in the N.L. Central race. On Friday Jonathan Lucroy had two hits and drove in two runs, Aramis Ramirez had a hit and drove in two runs, and Rickie Weeks had a hit and scored as the Brewers scored six runs on seven hits. On the mound Zack Greinke allowed seven hits and four runs over 5.1 innings of work while striking out five to not factor in the decision as Kameron Loe got his second win and John Axford earned his sixth save of the year. For Saturday’s game Milwaukee starts Randy Wolf who has won his last two decisions. For the year Wolf has allowed 38 hits and 20 Earned runs while striking out 16 over 26.1 innings of work for a 6.84 ERA.
San Francisco is 2-7 in their last nine games against a team with a losing record, 19-9 in their last 28 games against a left handed starter, and 11-1 in Bumgarner’s last 12 home starts. Milwaukee is 3-5 in their last eight games against the N.L. West, 3-8 in their last 11 road games, and 2-5 in Wolf’s last seven starts against the N.L. West.
I like the Giants here to get the win over the Brewers.
San Francisco Giants -150 Milwaukee Brewers