Milwaukee Brewers (15-27) at Atlanta Braves (20-20)
|Date & Time||Friday May 22, 2015, 7:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Braves -126 / Milwaukee Brewers +116 --- Over/Under: 7
The Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers face off on Friday at Turner Field for game two of their MLB series.
The Atlanta Braves won their way back to .500 for the season pounding the Brewers on Thursday. Christian Bethancourt had three hits and Freddie Freeman and Mick Markakis each had two hits as the Braves scored 10 runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran allowed two hits and a run while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 4-1 for the season. For Friday’s game the Braves start Alex Wood who has allowed 56 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 32 over 47 innings for a 2-2 record and a 3.83 ERA.
The Milwaukee Brewers couldn’t get the bats on the ball as they lost to the Braves on Thursday. Gerardo Parra and Adam Lind each had hits and Carlos Gomez reached base via walk as the Brewers scored one run on two hits. Starting pitcher Matt Garza allowed five hits and four runs while striking out three over 6.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-6 for the season. For Friday’s game the Brewers start Wily Peralta who has allowed 62 hits and 24 runs while striking out 33 over 50 innings for a 1-5 record and a 4.32 ERA.
Atlanta is 5-1 in their last six games, 5-9 against the NL Central, and 1-6 in Wood’s last six starts. Milwaukee is 10-26 in their last 36 road games, 9-23 against a team with a losing record, and 2-6 in Peralta’s last eight starts. Milwaukee is 3-13 in their last 16 games in Atlanta.
The Brewers just don’t hit lefties well but I expect them to play well here making this a tough one and in coin flips I like to take my chances with the dog at the price so it’s a lean but that’s my play here.