Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Monday April 8, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles Angels +105 / Milwaukee Brewers -125
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Angels meet in game one of a three game interleague set in MLB action from Angels Stadium on Monday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to build some steam after winning their series against the Cubs with a 4-2 victory in the rubber match on Sunday. Christian Yelich led the Brewers with three RBIs, going 2 for 3 with a home run while Travis Shaw added an RBI as well. Lorenzo Cain and Ben Gamel each had a pair of base hits while Manny Pina, Orlando Arcia and starting pitcher Zach Davies each had a base hit as well in the win. Davies got the win to improve to 1-0 after giving up a pair of unearned runs on five hits over 5.2 innings of work. Josh Hader threw 2.2 innings of relief for his 5th save of the season. Jhoulys Chacin will start game one and is 2-0 with a 4.22 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Chacin’s second career start against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to keep the ball rolling after winning straight to win their series against Texas, including a 7-2 win in the series finale on Sunday. Mike Trout led the Halos with two RBIs including a home run, while Brian Goodwin hit a solo home run, going 2 for 3 at the dish. Tommy La Stella, Jonathan Lucroy, Zack Cozart and David Fletcher each had RBIs for the Angels while Justin Bour, Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols each chipped in a base knock as well in the victory. Chris Stratton gave up both runs on four hits while walking four over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Justin Anderson picked up the win to improve to 2-0 this season. Trevor Cahill will start game one and is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. This will be Cahill’s second career start against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is 6-0 in their last 6 interleague games and 17-5 in their last 22 road games while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games overall. Los Angeles is 9-2 in their last 11 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a right-handed starter. Milwaukee is 2-5 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
The Angels have finally got the offense going, so getting the Halos in a near underdog spot at home is tempting. However, the Brewers have been arguably the hottest team in the National League out of the gate, and have been solid in interleague play dating back to last season. We just aren’t getting enough to take a shot with the Angels at home in my opinion, so even on the road, getting the better team with the low line has to be the play so I’ll side with Milwaukee to draw first blood here.