Brewers vs. Pirates - 4/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (0-4)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
C Sadler (0-0) (0.00) vs. K Lohse (0-1) (21.62)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -132 / Pittsburgh Pirates +122 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-WI
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Pirates lack of offense has led to their 1-4 start to the season. The Pirates have scored two or less runs in three of their five games, and they produced just two hits in Saturday’s loss. Pedro Alvarez has struck out seven times in 16 at bats and Gregory Polanco has eight strikeouts in 18 at bats. Alvarez leads Pittsburgh with four RBI. Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates best player, has just two hits but has walked three times. The Pittsburgh Pirates were a trendy pick to win the World Series, but their inability to score runs will continue to be this their downfall. Casey Sadler gets the ball, and he was 0-1 with a 7.84 ERA and seven strikeouts last season. This will be Sadler’s second career game against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers picked up their first win on Saturday and hope to keep things rolling. The Brewers pitching staff finally had a solid outing with a shutout, as they allowed 26 runs in their first four games. Offensively, Adam Lind leads Milwaukee with nine hits and four RBI, while Khris Davis and Jean Segura have combined for 12 hits. The Milwaukee Brewers are a solid team when their pitching staff holds up, but consistency out of the gate has been an issue. Kyle Lohse takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA and one strikeout this season. Lohse is 11-3 with a 3.72 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Brewers are 8-20 in their last 28 games vs. a right-handed starter and 17-8 in Lohses last 25 home starts. The Pirates are 15-52 in the last 67 meetings in Milwaukee.
You see Lohse's career numbers against the Pirates? Yes, please. I'll gladly take Milwaukee and the chalk in this spot.