Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (59-55) at Minnesota Twins (54-56)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
M Garza (5-5) (3.68) vs. Adalberto Mejia (4-5) (4.30)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -103 / Milwaukee Brewers -107 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSN
The Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins meet Tuesday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have split their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Travis Shaw leads the Brewers with 110 hits and 75 RBI while Orlando Arcia and Domingo Santana have combined for 208 hits and 97 RBI. Matt Garza gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 3.68 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Garza is 2-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins scored five runs in Monday’s victory and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have won four straight games when scoring more than one run. Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 103 hits and 56 RBI while Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario have combined for 198 hits and 109 RBI. Adalberto Mejia gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.30 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. This will be Mejia’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series, 6-15 in Garzas last 21 road starts and 1-5 in Garzas last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 2-5 in Mejias last 7 home starts and 1-4 in Mejias last 5 starts. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota.
Both of these clubs have cooled off in the second half and are having a hard time stringing wins together. But Garza has been really sharp for the Brewers lately, allowing two or less earned runs in each of his last five starts and posting an ERA of 1.65 in the month of July. Mejia has had his moments as well, but he hasn't been that sharp, and the Twins have lost four of the last five games he's pitched. The Brewers should be the play with the way Garza has pitched the last month.