Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (58-76) at Pittsburgh Pirates (67-65)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)
C Anderson (7-11) (4.92) vs. Steven Brault (0-1) (3.86)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -161 / Milwaukee Brewers +151 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTPT, FSWI
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be meeting for their series finale on Sunday at PNC Park.
The Brewers eked out a 1-0 win in the opener, and on Saturday the Brewers managed a 7-4 victory to make it two in a row.
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Milwaukee will be bringing out RHP Chase Anderson for the start on Sunday. Over 26 games (25 starts) and a 7-11 record, Anderson owns a 4.92 ERA with a 1.41 WHIP in 124.1 innings. Anderson got a loss his last time out, with 5.1 innings, five hits and two earned against Pittsburgh.
The Brewers have some interesting hitters on their roster. Jonathan Villar has bagged 146 hits with 73 runs and 47 RBI. Ryan Braun holds 133 hits with 67 runs, 24 homers and 74 RBI. Scooter Gennett sits on 112 hits with 47 runs and 43 RBI.
Over on the Pirates’ side, we’ll be seeing lefty Stephen Brault make the start Sunday. Brault has just three starts this year with an 0-1 record, a 3.86 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP in 14 innings. Brault took a no-decision against the Cubs in his last start, going four innings with five hits, three earned and four Ks.
Pittsburgh definitely has some talent in their lineup. Starling Marte holds 149 hits with 70 runs and 46 RBI. Josh Harrison has hit 126 times with 51 runs and 55 RBI. Andrew McCutchen has logged 124 hits with 68 runs and 58 RBI so far.
The Brewers are 8-2 in their last 10 games versus a left-handed starter, and 6-15 in their last 21 game threes of a series. Milwaukee is also 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games, and 1-5 in Anderson’s last six road starts.
Meanwhile, the Pirates are 1-7 in their last seven home games and 1-8 in their last eight games against a right-handed starter. Pittsburgh is also 0-5 in their last four overall and 0-5 in their last four against the National League Central.
Pittsburgh has been in something of a tailspin lately, but I think they’ll be able to pull things together on offense enough to bag a win in the finale here.