Brewers at Pirates - 7/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (39-51) at Pittsburgh Pirates (47-45)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
C Anderson (4-10) (5.44) vs. Jameson Taillon (2-1) (3.86)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Brewers have allowed seven runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 13 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.42 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 100 hits, Jonathan Lucroy has 45 RBI and Ryan Braun has 13 home runs. Junior Guerra gets the nod, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.06 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. This will be Guerra’s second career game against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Pirates have scored three runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 17 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has heated up lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 103 hits, Andrew McCutchen has 38 RBI and Gregory Polanco has 12 home runs. Jameson Taillon takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. National League Central and 4-1 in Guerras last 5 starts. The Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 37-18 in their last 55 vs. a team with a losing record. The Brewers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Brewers are a team that's just waiting for the season to end and the Pittsburgh Pirates have found their groove again and are a team to watch down the stretch. Give me Pittsburgh to keep the ball rolling here.