Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/8/14
Miami Marlins (69-72) at Milwaukee Brewers (74-69)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Brad Penny (R) (1-1) (6.231) vs. Yovani Gallardo (R) (8-8) (3.428)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -175 / Miami Marlins +165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, FSN-WI
The Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers begin a four-game series Monday at Miller Park.
The Miami Marlins have split their last eight games and are three games below a .500 record. The Marlins continue to play in consistent baseball and can’t seem to make up ground in the wild card race. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 3.86, which is 21st in the majors, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. The Marlins offense has produced 18 runs in their last three games. Marcell Ozuna has six hits in his last three games and Christian Yelich has a 10-game hitting streak. Brad Penny takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.61 ERA and has nine strikeouts in 16.1 innings. Penny is 3-3 with a 5.07 ERA in eight career starts against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have lost 11 of their last 12 games and are five games above .500. The issue for the Brewers remains a lack of offense, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Brewers have lost 12 straight when being held to three or less runs. Ryan Braun has a hit in seven of his last eight games and Khris Davis has a seven-game hitting streak. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 3.78, which is 18th in the majors. Starting is Yovani Gallardo, who is 8-8 with a 3.43 ERA and has 126 strikeouts in 170.2 innings. Gallardo is 5-0 with a 1.12 ERA in seven career starts against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-5 in Pennys last 6 road starts and 10-3 in Pennys last 13 starts during game 1 of a series. The Brewers are 0-6 in Gallardos last 6 home starts and 3-10 in Gallardos last 13 starts overall. The Marlins are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Milwaukee.
I don't care who's pitching, the Brewers are an automatic fade with the way they've been playing. Yikes.