Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (63-61) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-70)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Chad Kuhl (3-1) (3.62) vs. W Peralta (5-9) (6.00)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +120 / Pittsburgh Pirates -130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The playoff hopeful Pittsburgh Pirates need a win at the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates playoff hopes are slim but if they can get and stay hot you never know. The Pirates are in dire straits after a 5-4 loss to the visiting Astros left the team staring at defeats in five of six. Buccos starter Gerrit Cole fell to 7-9 with all five runs scoring on seven hits over five frames while four relievers shutout the Astros. Pitt knocked out eleven hits and walked twice with Jordy Mercer going deep and scoring twice while Gregory Polanco went 2-5 with two RBI’s. Rookie Chad Kuhl gets his first career start against the Brewers on Thursday. Kuhl has been a pleasant surprise thus far with a 3-1 record in seven starts with a 1.18 WHIP and 3.82 ERA.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have been perfect spoilers the past week and it will be interesting to see if they continue to play well. The Brewers played well for another day in a one sided 7-1 victory versus visiting Colorado on Wednesday. Brew Crew starter Zach Davies was in top form with a run allowed on five hits and three BB through six innings. Milwaukee totaled ten hits and four walks with Ryan Braun going deep twice and driving in three. while Chris Carter and Orlando Arcia each drove in runs and scored. The Pirates send Wily Peralta to the hill to oppose the Pirates for the first time since 2015. Peralta comes off an 8-2 defeat at Seattle with four runs allowed on eight hits including two homers in six frames.
The Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 Thursday games. The over is 9-1 in Peralta’s last 10 home starts and is 19-7-2 in Peralta’s last 28 starts on grass while going 19-7-2 in Peralta’s last 28 starts overall. Peralta has historically done well in this match up but I don’t know if I’d touch it…