Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/6/14
San Francisco Giants (61-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (61-51)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Ryan Vogelsong (R) (6-8) (3.737) vs. Yovani Gallardo (R) (6-5) (3.383)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -138 / San Francisco Giants +128 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, FSN-WI
The San Francisco Giants and Milwaukee Brewers play game two Wednesday night at Miller Park.
Although the Giants are nine games above a .500 record, they’ve lost eight of their last 12 games. The main concern for the Giants remains on the offensive side of the ball, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Giants have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Pablo Sandoval has seven RBIs in his last three games and Hunter Pence has six hits in his last three games. The Giants pitching has an ERA of 3.35, which is fifth in the majors. Ryan Vogelsong takes the hill, and he’s 6-8 with a 3.88 ERA and has 106 strikeouts in 127.2 innings. Vogelsong is 2-3 with a 6.05 ERA in 12 career games against the Brewers.
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The Brewers have lost six of their last 10 games and are 11 games above .500. While the Brewers offense hasn’t been as lousy as the Giants, it has been spotty, producing three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Brewers have lost 11 straight games when being held to under four runs. Aramis Ramirez has a seven-game hitting streak and Carlos Gomez is coming off a three-RBI performance. The Brewers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.71, which is 15th in baseball. Starting is Yovani Gallardo, who is 6-5 with a 3.38 ERA and has 105 strikeouts in 135.2 innings. Gallardo is 6-3 with a 2.81 ERA in nine career starts against the Giants.
The Giants are 7-1 in Vogelsongs last 8 road starts and 2-5 in Vogelsongs last 7 starts overall. Brewers are 0-4 in Gallardos last 4 home starts and 1-6 in Gallardos last 7 starts overall. The Brewers are 4-1 in Gallardos last 5 home starts vs. Giants.
Is this the game Gallardo turns things around and finally picks up a win? I think so, especially with the way the Giants have been struggling with the bats.