Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 9/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (66-91) at Milwaukee Brewers (83-74)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm (Miller Park)
Sal Romano (5-7) (4.43) vs. Brent Suter (3-2) (3.29)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -155 / Cincinnati Reds +140 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers face off in the finale of their three game NL Central division set from Miller Park on Thursday.
The Cincinnati Reds will look to play spoiler after evening up the series at one win apiece after snapping their seven game losing streak with a 6-0 victory on Wednesday. Joey Votto went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, while Tucker Barnhart added a solo home run. Adam Duvall, Scott Schebler and Scooter Gennett added RBIs of their own in the win, while Homer Bailey and Jesse Winker added a double each. Eugenio Suarez and Jose Peraza each chipped in a base hit respectively in the winning effort for Cincy. Homer Bailey got the win after throwing seven innings of four hits shutout baseball, walking three and striking out four to improve to 6-9 this season. Sal Romano will start the finale and is 5-7 with a 4.43 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. In his career, Romano is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and 8 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
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The Milwaukee Brewers are down to their last chance with their magic number for elimination in the NL Wild Card race down to 2. Eric Thames, Travis Shaw, Stephen Vogt and Orlando Arcia each contributed a base hit as none of Milwaukee’s four base knocks went for extra bases in the losing effort. Brandon Woodruff took the loss, falling to 2-3 this season after allowing all six runs on six hits over just 2.1 innings of work. Brent Suter will start the finale and is 3-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. In his career, Suter is 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA and 7 strikeouts against Cincinnati.
Cincinnati is 1-7 in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 in Romano’s last 7 starts while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 division matchups. Milwaukee is 5-0 in Suter’s last 5 starts and 9-2 in their last 11 games against a right-handed starter while the under is 10-2-1 in their last 13 home games. Cincinnati is 2-6 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Milwaukee.
Cincinnati may have done enough damage to bounce the Brew Crew from the postseason, but Milwaukee is still alive, and Romano has gotten rocked against Milwaukee, giving up seven runs, six earned, in his last start against the Brewers and allowed five runs in four innings in his last start. Milwaukee has had success with Suter getting the start, so I’ll lay the juice with Milwaukee here with their playoff lives hanging in the balance.