Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (48-67) at Milwaukee Brewers (59-58)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
Tim Adleman (5-9) (5.35) vs. Brent Suter (2-2) (3.31)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Cincinnati Reds --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers face off in game two of their three game NL Central division set from Miller Park on Saturday.
The Cincinnati Reds will look to push their winning streak to four games after stealing game one by way of an 11-10 victory on Friday. Zack Cozart, Jesse Winker, Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez each put up two RBIs, with Cozart hitting a solo homer going 3 for 5 while Suarez added three hits of his own and Winker going 2 for 5 with a double. Tucker Barnhart also his a solo shot, while Adam Duvall, Joey Votto and Billy Hamilton all contributed base hits in the winning effort. Homer Bailey got the win to improve to 4-6 this season, giving up a pair of runs on five hits while walking and striking out five a piece. Raisel Iglesias threw two innings of relief, giving up a run on four hits while striking out four, notching his 20th save of the year. Scott Feldman will be making his first start since July 17th in game two, and is 7-7 with a 4.34 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. In his career, Feldman is 2-3 with a 4.06 ERA and 28 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
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The Milwaukee Brewers need a win that would snap a six game losing streak in the process after their loss in a shootout on Friday. Eric Thames led the team with three RBIs, going 3 for 6 with a three run home run. Jonathan Villar and Manny Pina each added two RBIs, with both going 3 for 5 with Pina hitting a two run jack while Villar added a solo shot in the 9th. Eric Sogard and Hernan Perez each added an RBI to round out Milwaukee’s scoring output, while Domingo Santana went 1 for 3 with a double. Ryan Braun went 2 for 5 while Travis Shaw and Orlando Arcia each chipped in base hits in the losing effort for the Brew Crew. Jimmy Nelson took one on the chin in a major way, giving up ten runs, nine earned, on eleven hits while walking three and striking out four over just 3.2 innings of work, falling to 9-6 this season with the loss. Brent Suter will start game two and is 2-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Suter’s first career start against the Reds.
Cincinnati is 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 17-35 in their last 52 road games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall. Milwaukee is 3-7 in Suter’s last 10 starts and 0-6 in their last 6 games overall while the under is 12-4-1 in their last 17 division matchups. The over is 12-2-1 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee hasn’t looked good at all during this skid, but the Brewers need to string wins together with St. Louis catching fire and Chicago winning at will as well. This is a perfect opportunity to turn things around with Feldman making his first start off of the DL, there may be some rust. The Brewers didn’t have a problem with the offense on Friday, they just found themselves in a hole too deep to dig themselves out of when all was said and done. If Suter can keep things under control early, I think the Brewers even up the series and snap their losing streak with a big win here.