Detroit Tigers (16-16) at Milwaukee Brewers (16-18)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 7:40 pm (Miller Park)
Spencer Turnbull (3-2) (2.97) vs. Adrian Houser (1-3) (4.36)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -170 / Detroit Tigers +157 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Tigers and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Wednesday in MLB action from Miller Park.
This will be the final matchup of a quick two-game set between these teams this week. In the opener on Tuesday, the Tigers exploded for a big 12-1 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Tigers drilled 14 hits during the Tuesday victory, and had some excellent (and much-needed) offensive performances. Things were quiet until the third inning, but then the hitters really got going. Victor Reyes led the way with a 4-for-6 night, posting five RBI with a homer and two runs. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer went 3.0 innings for Detroit, logging three hits, no earned, two walks and six strikeouts.
For the Wednesday start, the Tigers will send Spencer Turnbull to the mound. In his six starts so far this season, Turnbull is 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 30.1 frames of work. Turnbull is a career 4.48 MLB pitcher with a 6-21 record and 187 Ks in 195.0 innings.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they had nine hits in the Tuesday loss and couldn’t cash in on any sparks, leaving 24 men on base. Christian Yelich provided the only offense on the scoreboard with two hits and a solo homer.
In the start on Wednesday, Milwaukee is going with Adrian Houser. In six starts during 2020, Houser is 1-3 with a 4.36 ERA. Houser has given up 35 hits and 11 walks with 24 strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched total. He’s also carrying a 1.39 WHIP so far.
The Tigers are 22-47 in their last 69 Wednesday games and 45-110 in their last 155 overall. Detroit is 17-42 in the last 59 road games and 22-57 in their last 79 during game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 12-2 in their last 14 Wednesday games and 19-7 in their last 26 during game two of a series. The under is 37-15-3 in the Brewers’ last 55 interleague games versus a right-handed starter and they’re 11-5 in their last 16 interleague home games versus a right-handed starter.
Pick: I’m leaning Tigers here. Houser hasn’t recorded a win in any of his last four starts, and is 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in that time. He coughed up four runs in four innings versus the Reds in a loss his last outing. As for Turnbull, he tossed 5.2 scoreless innings versus the Cubs in his last outing and his command is looking pretty good. I like Turnbull to come out and have another nice game here to put Detroit in position for a victory. Especially if the offense comes out swinging like game one.