Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (31-29) at Milwaukee Brewers (23-38)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Joe Ross (0-1) (5.40) vs. M Fiers (2-6) (4.06)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -101 / Washington Nationals -109 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Milwaukee, MASN2
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals face off on Friday in game two of their MLB series.
The Milwaukee Brewers got their series with the Nationals off on the right foot winning game one on Thursday. Gerardo Parra hit a home run and Jean Segura, Ryan Braun, and Adam Lind each had two hits as the Brewers scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Matt Garza allowed eight hits and five runs, two earned while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as Will Smith got the win and Francisco Rodriguez earned his 13th save. For Friday’s game the Brewers start Mike Fiers who has allowed 74 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 72 over 62 innings for a 2-6 record and a 4.06 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals led the Brewers early on Thursday but were unable to hold the lead as they lost game one of the series. Clint Robinson hot a home run, Denard Span had three hits, and Bryce Harper had a hit as the Nationals scored five runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out four over 6.2 innings to not get a decision and Aaron Barrett took the loss to fall to 3-2 for the season. For Friday’s game the Nationals start Jordan Zimmerman who has allowed 79 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 48 over 73.2 innings for a 5-3 record and a 3.18 ERA.
Milwaukee is 6-2 in their last eight games, 3-7 in their last 10 home games, and 4-11 in Fiers’ last 15 starts. Washington is 1-5 in their last six games, 1-6 in their last seven road games, and 1-4 in Zimmerman’s last five starts as an underdog. Washington is 9-20 in their last 29 games in Milwaukee.
Zimmerman wasn’t himself last time out but look for him to come up big here and look for the Nationals to win very easily.