Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/10/14
Philadelphia Phillies (39-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (52-39)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
David Buchanan (R) (4-5) (4.815) vs. Matt Garza (R) (6-5) (3.780)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -184 / Philadelphia Phillies +174 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers conclude their series at Miller Park on Thursday afternoon.
The talk around Philadelphia is who would be available at the trade deadline and while the team is denying rumors the writing is on the wall with the Phillies bringing up the rear in the National League East. Not enough hitting or pitching to challenge in the division b but they continued to give the Brewers fits in a 4-1 decision on Wednesday. Roberto Hernandez dominated the Milwaukee offense with the lone run plated on three hits over eight frames. The offense received a two run homer from Jimmy Rollins and a solo blast from Chase Utley. Rookie David Buchanan takes the bump at Milwaukee on Thursday for his first career match up with the Brew Crew. Buchanan is 4-5 on the season with a 4.82 ERA.
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Milwaukee is suffering from one of their few slowdowns of 2014 and need to snap out of it sooner rather then later with too many capable teams able to take over the National League Central. The Brewers need to get their offense back on track and failed to do so once again as their grip in the Central is getting weaker. Starter Kyle Lohse didn't have his best stuff amd needed it with the Milwaukee offense stuck in neutral. Lohse gave up all four runs on seven hits including a pair of homers through eight innings. The bats mustered a mere three hits and two walks with Lyle Overbay driving in the lone run. The Brewers send right hander Matt Garza to the hill to face Philadelphia for the second time in 2014. Garza is coming in off his best outing of the season where he tossed a complete game shutout in a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati.
I am backing Milwaukee based on the fact they are the better team but they are awful right now so I'd be wary of betting them right now...