Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 4/12/14
Pittsburgh Pirates (6-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (7-2)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
Edinson Volquez (R) (0-0) (1.587) vs. Yovani Gallardo (R) (2-0) (0.000)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -147 / Pittsburgh Pirates +137 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-WI
The Milwaukee Brewers look to win their eighth straight game when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The Brewers won game 1, 4-2.
The Pirates drop to 6-4 on the season with the loss, as their offense had one of its typical days producing just four hits and striking out eight times. Still, the pirates pitching has allowed four or less runs in seven of the first 10 games. Edinson Volquez will look to pick up his first win of the season when he takes the mound. Volquez has pitched in 7.2 innings and has allowed one run while striking out six batters. Volquez is 5-3 with an ERA of 5.05 in 12 career starts against the Brewers.
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The Brewers are by far the hottest team in baseball and have been getting the job done with the bat and the pitching. Aramis Ramirez and Ryan Braun have combined for 20 RBI, while the Brewers pitching has allowed two or less runs in four of their last seven games. Yovani Golardo will get the start for the Brewers, and he’s 2-0 already with an ERA of 0.00 in 12.2 innings. If those numbers weren’t impressive enough, Golardo is 11-4 with a 2.59 ERA in 19 career starts against the Cubs.
The Pirates are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record and 40-18 in their last 58 during game 2 of a series. The Brewers are 5-1 in Gallardo's last 6 starts and 37-18 in Gallardo's last 55 home starts. The Brewers are 9-2 in Gallardo's last 11 home starts vs. Pirates and 15-4 in Gallardo's last 19 starts vs. Pirates.
We're getting the hottest team in baseball with a pitcher who has destroyed the Pirates in his career at this price? Maybe the oddmakers know something that we don't. However, I'll take my chances and laugh my way to the ticket counter.
Give me the Brewers.