Houston Astros at Milwaukee Brewers
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM (Miller Park )
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The Houston Astros and the Milwaukee Brewers will match up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series on Monday.
The Astros are coming off a weekend set against the Blue Jays. After winning Friday 7-4 and falling Saturday 6-4, In the Sunday rubber match Houston’s Justin Verlander tossed a 2-0 no-hitter.
For Monday’s game, the Astros will send out Gerrit Cole in the start. Over 170.1 innings and a 15-5 mark so far, Cole has a 2.85 ERA with 252 Ks and 41 BBs.
On the Brewers’ side, they just completed a series versus the Cubs. Milwaukee fell 7-1 Friday but won 2-0 in the Saturday game. On Sunday in the finale the Brewers took it 4-0.
In the Monday outing, Milwaukee will go with Adrian Houser for the start. In his 87.0 innings and 6-5 record this year, Houser has a 3.52 ERA with 87 Ks and 30 BBs.
The Astros are 7-2 in the last nine Monday games and 41-12 in their last 53 in game one of a series. Houston is 4-0 in Cole’s last four Monday starts and 45-16 in his last 61 starts.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 1-4 in their last five Monday games and 1-5 in the last six in game one of a series. Milwaukee is 2-6 in Houser’s last eight starts and 2-6 in his last eight versus a team with a winning record.
Cole was rolling along nicely on a six-game win streak, but stumbled in a couple spots his last time up. He gave up four earned on six hits in 6.2 innings for a no-decision against the Rays there.
As for Houser, he’s given up just one earned in each of his last four games and is 2-0 in that stretch, so this should be a fun pitching matchup. All things considered I still like the Astros and Cole here though.