Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Saturday in Milwaukee for game two of their weekend series at Miller Park. The Brewers are -125 favorites over the Diamondbacks with an over/under run total set at 8.5 runs.
The Milwaukee Brewers are off to a slow start this season and despite battling for a full nine innings they came up short once again on Friday against the D-Backs. Jean Segura hit a home run, and Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez each had hits as the Brewers scored just one run on seven hits. O the mound Kyle Lohse allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over six innings to not factor I the decision as Burke Bradenhop allowed a hit and two runs in just a third of an inning to take the loss, his first of the year. For Saturday’s game Milwaukee starts Mike Fiers who started string last season but struggled I the second half of the year. For the season Fiers went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA allowing 125 hits and striking out 135 over 127.2 innings of work.
The Arizona Diamondbacks seem content to fly under the radar this season as they won on Friday to raise their record to 3-1 on the year. Martin Prado, Jason Kubel, and Paul Goldschmidt all had hits and scored runs as the Diamondbacks scored three runs on six hits in all. On the mound starter Wade Miley allowed five hits and a run while striking out eight over six innings of work to get the win and J.J. Putz struck out two getting the save. For Saturday’s game Arizona starts Patrick Corbin who came into the league with big expectations last season but didn’t quite live up to them. For the season Corbin went 6-8 with a 4.54 ERA allowing 117 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 86 over 107 innings of work.
Milwaukee is 11-5 in their last 16 games against a left-handed starter, 38-19 in their last 57 home games, and 4-1 in Fiers’ last five starts against a team with a winning record. Arizona is 8-3 in their last 11 game two of a series, 2-4 in their last six games as a road underdog, and 4-0 in Corbin’s last four starts in game two of a series. Arizona is 2-6 in their last eight games in Milwaukee.
I liked Arizona plenty on Friday and they came through for me but here I do an about face and look for the Brewers to level the series.
Milwaukee Brewers -125 Arizona Diamondbacks