The San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Thursday in MLB action from American Family Field. The Giants are fresh off a series versus the Twins. After winning the first pair in that set, on Wednesday San Francisco lost by six runs. As for the Brewers, they played the Astros this week. Milwaukee split the first pair in that series, then in the Wednesday rubber match the Brewers took a shutout victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants posted a 4-1 win over the Twins on Monday and a 4-3 victory in game two. In the Wednesday finale San Francisco out-hit the Twins 10-7 but still lost 7-1. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani lasted 5.0 innings with four earned on six hits and two walks.
For the starter gig on Thursday, the Giants will go with Scott Alexander. In 21 games (zero starts) this year Alexander is 4-0 with a 4.42 ERA and nine Ks in 18.1 innings. Over his career Alexander is 16-9 with a 3.10 ERA in 249 games (five starts).
Over on the Milwaukee side, they lost to the Astros 12-2 in their opener but came back for a 6-0 win on Tuesday. In the rubber match the Brewers scored twice in both the first and seventh innings in a 4-0 shutout win. Adrian Houser went 5.1 innings in the start with two hits and a walk.
As starting pitcher for Thursday’s game, the Brewers didn’t initially announce a name.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I might take a stab on the Giants here. It’ll be interesting to see what Alexander can do in his first start of the season—even if he won’t be out there for long in a bullpen game. Alexander has 2.2 combined innings over his last three starts, giving up zero hits, zero earned and just one walk. I think he can set the Giants up well. The San Francisco offense had just one run in the Wednesday finale versus the Twins, but the Giants had 15 combined runs over their previous trio. A solid offensive outing from San Francisco and they’ll be in good shape.