Tampa Bay Rays vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (57-53) at Tampa Bay Rays (57-53)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Brandon Woodruff (0-0) (0.00) vs. Jacob Faria (5-1) (2.93)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Tropicana Field for an interleague MLB baseball bout with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
The Milwaukee Brewers have dropped to second in the National League Central and the obvious goal is to retake the top spot. The Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Thursday afternoon to pick a game up on the Cubs. Brew Crew starter Matt Garza evened his record at 5-5 with a run allowed on four hits and a pair of free passes over 5.2 frames. Milwaukee totaled nine hits and walked three times with Jesus Aguilar going solo while Keon Broxton singled in Travis Shaw. The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right hander Brandon Woodruff from AAA to make his major league debut at the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. In 79 appearances (71 starts) in the minors, Woodruff has gone 25-23 with a 3.31 ERA over 389 innings.
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The Tampa Bay Rays ar0e right in the thick of the American League East but are in need of a long hot streak to stay there. The Rays could be heading towards a hot streak with a come from behind 5-3 victory at the Houston Astros on Thursday night. TB starter Blake Snell allowed all three runs on seven hits and a walk through four innings of work before four relievers kept the Astros off the scoreboard. Tampa Bay logged eight hits and five bases on balls with Steven Souza Jr. going 2-4 with a homer and three runs driven in while Corey Dickerson and Evan Longoria each scoring and driving in a run. The Tampa Bay Rays gives Friday’s start versus the visiting Milwaukee Brewers to rookie Jacob Faria. Faria comes in off of a 5-3 win (ND) at the New York Yankees where he gave up three runs on three hits and five walks over four innings pitched.
Milwaukee are 2-8 in their last 10 road games and the under is 22-7-1 in Milwaukee last 30 on astroturf while Milwaukee are 4-12 in their last 16 overall. Tampa Bay are 6-2 in their last 8 interleague home games and the over is 17-6 in Tampa Bay last 23 on astroturf while the over is 18-7-1 in Tampa Bay last 26 Friday games.
No line is out but the only question is how big a favorite Tampa Bay will be…