Miami Marlins vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 5/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (14-19) at Miami Marlins (17-15)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
C Anderson (1-4) (6.44) vs. W Chen (2-1) (4.66)
The Line: Miami Marlins -163 / Milwaukee Brewers +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSWI
Coming up on Wednesday evening, we’ve got the early-week series finale between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.
This will be the third and final game of the set. In Monday’s opener, the Marlins were able to start out strong on a 4-1 victory. On Tuesday, the Brewers struck back to even the series, scoring three times in both the fourth and sixth innings on the way to a 10-2 result.
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On Wednesday, the Brewers will be giving the start to right-hander Chase Anderson. It’s been a rough season overall for Anderson, who owns a 1-4 record over six starts and 29.1 innings of work, resulting in a 6.44 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP. In his last appearance on Thursday against the Reds, Anderson took the loss with six earned runs in five innings.
Thankfully, Milwaukee does have a little punch at the plate. Team face Ryan Braun has 43 hits with seven homers and 26 RBI. Jonathan Lucroy has 33 hits with 17 runs, but came up empty 0-for-6 on Tuesday. Chris Carter has also been playing well on 10 homers with 22 RBI among his 30 hits. Carter went 0-for-4 with a run in Tuesday’s game.
Starting Wednesday’s matchup on the mound for the Marlins will be left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. It’s been a reasonably solid year so far for Chen, who owns a 4.66 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 36.2 innings and six starts for a 2-1 record. In his last start Friday (a no-decision against the Phillies), Chen logged four runs in five innings.
The Miami batting order has shown a pretty strong ability to score this year. Martin Prado heads the charge on 43 hits with 11 runs and 10 RBI. Christian Yelich has posted a team-high 21 runs and 37 hits. Giancarlo Stanton has slapped a team-high 10 home runs, resulting in 24 RBI. Stanton came up empty on Tuesday but did draw a pair of walks.
The Brewers are 4-1 in their last five game threes of a series, but 0-4 in Anderson’s last four starts.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 game threes of a series, and 5-2 in their last seven against the National League Central.
Pitching-wise, I like Chen a little more than Anderson right now, but I’m not wild about either. Still, I don’t see the Marlins having much trouble scoring enough runs to win this game.