Boston Red Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/4/14
Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) at Boston Red Sox (1-1)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm (Fenway Park)
Marco Estrada (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Jake Peavy (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -166 / Milwaukee Brewers +156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Wisconsin, NESN
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Fenway Park to open an interleague series with the Boston Red Sox.
Milwaukee had nothing going for them at the plate in their opening series versius Atlanta as they were outscored 6-4 in the three games. The Brew Crew dropped the rubber game oftheir three game set by a 1-0 count which squandered a great performance from Matt Garza who gave up a solo homer to Chris Johnson in the 7th. Garza tossed a two hitter and issued a single walk over eight innings while striking out seven. Milwaukee simply did not threaten on two hits and a base on balls against Aaron Harang and a trio of relievers. Milwaukee sends Marco Estrada to the bump in his first career start versus the Red Sox. Estrada started 21 games a year ago, going 7-4 with a 3.87 ERA in 128 innings.
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Boston won their series at Baltimore to kick off 2014 in a positive manner following a 4-3 victory in the finale' Thursday. The Red Sox hit the ball well enough in their two wins but it was really the work on the mound that was more impressive with a dangerous Orioles lineup producing a mere seven runs in the three game set. Felix Doubront was okay Thursday with all three runs allowed on six hits over 5.1 frames but four relievers were dominant with just three hits given up in 3.2 innings. David Ortiz, David Ross and Jackie Bradley drove in runs to lead a 14 hit attack. Jake Peavy begins his first full season with Boston after coming over from the White Sos in August of last season. Peavy made a combined 23 starts and went 12-5 with an ERA just over four.
Estrada had better numbers then Peavy but the latter is a wiley veteran that has seen it all. The difference for me is Boston is hitting the ball a little better but not enough for me to lay the chalk...