Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (2-1)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)
Freddy Peralta (0-0) (0.00) vs. Adbert Alzolay (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -110 / Milwaukee Brewers -110 --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs meet in an NL Central division matchup in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers will try to rebound from a 5-3 loss to the Cubs in Monday’s series opener. Omar Narvaez went 2 for 3 with a three-run home run that would account for all of Milwaukee’s scoring as a team in the losing effort. Orlando Arcia and Avisail Garcia each had a base hit as well as the Brew Crew cranked out just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Brett Anderson took the loss after allowing four runs on four hits with four strikeouts over five innings of work. Freddy Peralta will start here and is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. This will be Peralta’s second career start against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs will look to keep the ball rolling after their series-opening win over the Brewers last time out. Willson Contreras had a two-run home run while Javier Baez and David Bote each had a solo shot as well. Eric Sogard added an RBI triple to round out the scoring for the Cubs in the winning effort while Matt Duffy had a double as well as Chicago had just five hits as a team in the victory. Trevor Williams got the win after giving up two runs on two hits with six strikeouts over six innings of work. Alec Mills closed out the 9th for his 1st save of the season. Adbert Alzolay will start here and was 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA and 29 strikeouts last season. This will be Alzolay’s first career start against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is 2-5 in their last 7 division games and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 9-0 in their last 9 road games. Chicago is 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The under is 22-5-1 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams in Chicago.
The Cubs took care of business in the opener, but I’m not sure how keen I am in terms of relying on Adbert Alzolay to sustain the momentum for the Cubs heading into game two. Sure, Alzolay is a decent reliever, but there are much better options there and you’d have to think the Brewers want revenge after dropping the opener on Monday. Freddy Peralta’s not the most reliable arm either, but I trust him and Milwaukee to bounce back than I do the prospects of Alzolay here, so I’ll back the Brewers in a bounce back.