Miami Marlins (9-12) at Milwaukee Brewers (12-8)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:40 pm (American Family Field)
Trevor Rogers (2-1) (1.64) vs. Corbin Burnes (2-1) (0.37)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -170 / Miami Marlins +157 --- Over/Under: 7 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Monday in MLB action from Miller park.
Miami is coming off a series versus the Giants this weekend. The Marlins lost two of the first three games in that set, then on Sunday Miami lost again, this time 4-3. As for the Brewers, they played the Cubs over the weekend. Milwaukee split the first pair of those games, then in the Sunday finale the Brewers posted a shutout win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Miami fell to the Giants in both the Thursday and Friday games, but then picked up a victory on Saturday. In the Sunday game, Miami couldn’t even the series and lost 4-3. Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a homer.
For the Monday starting pitcher role, the Marlins will send out Trevor Rogers. Over his three outings and 22.0 innings this year, Rogers has 12 hits, five runs (four earned), one homer allowed, 10 walks, 31 strikeouts and a 1.64 ERA.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they suffered a blowout loss 15-2 Friday, but managed a 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Saturday. In the Sunday rubber match, Milwaukee rattled off five runs in the top of the ninth inning on the way to a 6-0 shutout. Starter Brandon Woodruff put up 6.0 innings with two hits and no earned in the victory.
In the starter job on Monday, Milwaukee will go with Corbin Burnes. Over his three outings and 24.1 innings of work so far, Burnes has eight hits, one earned run (a homer), 40 strikeouts and a nice 0.37 ERA. He’s struck out 20 batters across his last two outings.
The Marlins are 5-2 in their last seven Monday games and 2-6 in their last eight in game one of a series. Miami is 2-7 in their last nine versos the NL Central and the under is 3-0-2 in their last five Monday games.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 4-0 in their last four at home versus a lefty starter and 3-7 in their last 10 in game one of a series. The under is 4-1 in Milwaukee’s last five versus a left-handed starter and 5-2-2 in their last nine versus a team with a losing record.
PICK: I’m sticking with the Brewers here. We should have a nice starting pitcher battle on our hands regardless, though. Rogers tossed seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts his last time up, and Burnes has struck out 40 batters without yet issuing a walk (that’s a record for a starter). I like Burnes to have another good outing in this one and put Milwaukee in a solid spot.