Brewers vs. Pirates - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (52-49) at Milwaukee Brewers (45-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
Jameson Taillon (2-1) (3.82) vs. C Anderson (5-10) (5.40)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +120 / Pittsburgh Pirates -130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers play game two Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Pirates have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 114 hits, Jordy Mercer has 36 RBI and Gregory Polanco has 13 home runs. Jameson Taillon gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s second career game against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Brewers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has also heated up lately, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 110 hits, Ryan Braun has 46 RBI and Jonathan Lucroy has 13 home runs. Chase Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 5-10 with a 5.40 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Taillons last 4 starts. The Brewers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Andersons last 7 starts. The Pirates are 16-59 in the last 75 meetings in Milwaukee.
The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has woken up recently and they know they need to win games like this in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Against a run machine in Anderson, Pittsburgh should be able to get the job done here.