Brewers vs. Pirates - 9/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (79-50) at Milwaukee Brewers (55-75)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Locke (7-8) (4.46) vs. Taylor Jungmann (8-5) (2.48)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +135 / Pittsburgh Pirates -145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers play game two of their series Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Pirates have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Pirates have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 140 hits and 85 RBI while Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco have combined for 104 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight road games. Jeff Locke gets the ball, and he’s 7-8 with a 4.46 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Locke is 4-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Brewers have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 125 hits and 78 RBI while Jean Segura and Adam Lind have combined for 113 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have won seven of their last 10 home games. Zach Davies will make his major league debut with this matchup. Davies was 28-31 with a 3.55 ERA and 434 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Pirates are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Lockes last 7 starts. The Brewers are 9-19 in their last 28 Wednesday games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series. The Pirates are 4-1 in Lockes last 5 starts vs. Brewers.
The Pirates can't afford to drop games to non-playoff teams down the stretch. You guys also know I don't like to back a pitcher making his first big leage start. Give me the Pirates.