Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (55-56) at Milwaukee Brewers (59-56)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
B Colon (3-9) (7.32) vs. Brandon Woodruff (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -156 / Minnesota Twins +135 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers in game three of a four game home-and-home interleague set on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins will look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games following an 11-4 romp in game two on Tuesday. Brian Dozier stole the show, going 3 for 5 with a homer and five RBIs. Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each belted out a pair of homers of their own, with Kepler going 3 for 4 with three RBIs while Rosario went 3 for 4 with a pair of solo shots. Jorge Polanco went 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI to round out the scoring for Minnesota while Miguel Sano, Joe Mauer and Byron Buxton each contributed base hits in the win. Adalberto Mejia gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out three over three innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Tyler Duffey got the win to improve to 1-3 this season while Dillon Gee put up the rare four inning save for his first save of the season while striking out five over four scoreless innings of relief. Bartolo Colon will start game three and is 3-9 with a 7.32 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. In his career, Colon is 4-3 with a 4.89 ERA and 39 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
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The Milwaukee Brewers will look to get on the board with a win after dropping the first two games of the set to push their losing streak to three games. Domingo Santana went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI while Keon Broxton and Jonathan Villar each put up an RBI in the loss. Ryan Braun fell a home run short of the cycle, going 3 for 5 with a triple, a double and a single. Orlando Arcia also added three hits while Manny Pina went 2 for 4 with a double and Travis Shaw added a base hit of his own in the loss. Matt Garza fell to 5-6 this season after giving up eight runs on eight hits while walking a pair and striking out three over just 3.1 innings of work. Brnadon Woodruff will get the nod in game three and is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. This will be Woodruff’s first career start against Minnesota.
Minnesota is 4-26 in their last 30 interleague road games against a team with a winning record and 2-7 in their last 9 road games while the over is 7-1-3 in their last 11 against the NL Central. Milwaukee is 11-3 in their last 14 home games against a team with a losing record and 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games while the over is 11-2-3 in their last 16 against the AL Central. The over is 18-7-5 in the last 30 meetings between these two teams.
Even with Woodruff being a relative unknown commodity, he fared well in his first start and could be able to keep the Twins in check, Colon has given up three or more runs in his last six starts, and in seven of his last eight starts overall, and that kind of stuff doesn’t sneak past a Milwaukee team that can swing the bats with the best of them and is due for an offensive breakout in this series so I’ll go with the Brewers here.