San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/30/14
Milwaukee Brewers (73-60) at San Francisco Giants (71-62)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Michael Fiers (R) (4-0) (1.286) vs. Jake Peavy (R) (3-13) (4.344)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -110 / Milwaukee Brewers -110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants hope to pick up some ground in the standings with a win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
The fortunes of the Milwaukee Brewers have taken a turn for the worse the past few weeks which has coincided with their offense going south. The fortunes didn't improve in a 13-2 loss at San Francisco in the series opener on Friday. Wily Peralta was tagged for six runs over three innings with Marco Estrada allowing seven more in two frames. Carlos Gomez and Lyle Overbay drove in runs which obviously fell well short. Milwaukee is scheduled to pitch Mike Fiers Saturday who faces the San Francisco Giants for the first time ever. In five starts Fiers has gone 4-1 with a 1.54 ERA covering 35 innings of work.
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The San Francisco Giants are still in the middle of the National League West race but they can't afford a slowdown of any length with the Dodgers capable of pulling away. The Giants continued to play well in the first game of the series versus visiting Milwaukee. Ryan Vogelsong was the beneficiary of the run support but he didn't need the help with both runs given up on four hits through seven innings of work. Gregor Blanco paced a 19 hit attack with a homer and three RBI's while Buster Posey and Hunter Pence also knocked in three. San Francisco turns to Jake Peavy on the bump in game two of the series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Peavy has been rock solid the last three times out with a mark of 2-1 and ERA of 1.71 over 21 frames.
I don't think Fiers has suddenly turned in to a shutdown pitcher but who can say he isn't until proven otherwise. I'm not high on Peavy at this stage of his career so this pick is hoping the Giants keep pounding the ball...