Milwaukee Brewers (18-21) at Detroit Tigers (18-21)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Corbin Burnes (2-0) (2.35) vs. Matthew Boyd (1-5) (6.64)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +115 / Milwaukee Brewers -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Detroit Tigers meet Wednesday in MLB action from Comerica Park.
This will be the second installment of a quick two-game set between these teams. In the opener on Tuesday evening, Detroit built up an 8-0 lead heading into the ninth inning. The Brewers showed some life in the bottom of that frame, but ultimately the Tigers took it by a score of 8-3. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
Milwaukee’s Tuesday starter Adrian Houser had some trouble later in his outing, going 4.2 innings with four hits, two earned, six strikeouts and two walks. Christian Yelich and Jedd Gyorko each had two hits, and Gyorko managed both an RBI and a run.
For the Wednesday starting pitcher role, the Brewers will send out Corbin Burnes. In eight games (five starts) so far, Burnes has a 2-0 record this year with a 2.35 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 38.1 innings. On his career, Burnes is 10-5 with a 4.95 ERA and 158 Ks in 125.1 innings.
Over on the Tigers’ side, they got a nice start out of Spencer Turnbull in the Tuesday win. Turnbull went 6.0 innings with three hits, three walks and no earned runs. Jeimer Candelario slapped a two-run homer with four RBI, two hits and two runs scored on the night.
For Wednesday’s starting role, the Tigers will go with Matthew Boyd. Over eight starts this year, Boyd is 1-5 with a 6.64 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 40.2 innings. Over his MLB career, Boyd has a 32-52 record with a 5.02 ERA and 679 strikeouts in 686.0 innings.
The Brewers are 4-0 in their last four interleague road games versus a left-handed starter and 20-8 in their last 28 during game two of a series. Milwaukee is 11-5 in their last 16 games versus a left-handed starter and the over is 4-0 in the last four road games versus a left-handed starter.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 22-48 in their last 70 Wednesday games and 47-115 in their last 162 overall. Detroit is 22-59 in their last 81 during game two of a series and 38-105 in their last 143 games as an underdog.
Pick: I’m going Brewers here. That said, Boyd has looked better over his past few starts after a rough beginning of the season. He’s got consecutive quality starts under his belt and 29 strikeouts in his past four games. Speaking of strikeouts, Burnes has been great in that area himself, with 17 Ks in 12 innings over his last two starts. I like Burnes a little better right now in the pitcher battle here, so I like Milwaukee to ride that wave to a win.