Milwaukee Brewers at Houston Astros
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 11, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Minute Maid Park
Houston Astros -140 / Milwaukee Brewers +120
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Houston Astros meet in game one meet in the opener of a mini two game interleague set in MLB action from Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to build on their current four game winning streak after picking up a 5-2 win over the Pirates in their series finale on Sunday. Mike Moustakas had a home run and two RBIs while Christian Yelich went 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Orlando Arcia and Ben Gamel each had an RBI to round out Milwaukee’s scoring as a team in the win while Hernan Perez went 3 for 3. Ryan Braun and Jesus Aguilar each contributed a base knock to round out the Brewers’ offense as a team in the win. Anderson gave up two runs on four hits while striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Jeremy Jeffress got the win to improve to 1-0 this season while Josh Hader closed out the 9th for his 16th save of the year. Freddy Peralta will start game one and is 3-2 with a 5.11 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Peralta’s first career start against Houston.
The Houston Astros will look to keep their momentum going after winning their series with Baltimore following a 4-0 win over the Orioles in Sunday’s series finale. Yordan Alvarez had a home run and two RBIs while Josh Reddick went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Yuli Gurriel added an RBI of his own. Tony Kemp had a base hit as well as the ‘Stros had just five hits as a team in the winning effort. Wade Miley threw six shutout innings, giving up six hits while striking out five to improve to 6-3 on the year. Roberto Osuna closed the door in the 9th for his 17th save of the year. Brad Peacock will start game one and is 5-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Peacock’s first career start against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is 1-7 in their last 8 interleague road games and 5-2 in their last 7 road games while the over is 4-1 in Peralta’s last 5 starts. Houston is 21-8 in Peacock’s last 29 starts and 37-15 in their last 52 home games while the under is 17-7 in their last 24 games overall.
Peralta threw six solid innings against Miami, but I need to see a strong performance against a better team and Houston is one of the best in the majors. The Astros had a rough go in Peacock’s last start, losing 14-1 to Seattle, but it’s worth noting that Peacock was only charged for two runs, making it five straight starts where he gave up two runs or less. I just think that Houston is a very touch out at home and while Milwaukee is a solid team in their own right, the price on the Astros here is too good to pass on, so I’ll lay the juice with Houston in this spot.