Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 5, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -210 / Miami Marlins +175
The Miami Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in game two of their three game set from Miller Park in MLB action on Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins will look to keep their momentum going after demolishing Milwaukee in game one by a final score of 16-0. Starlin Castro led the Fish with three RBIs with a home run and a double while Garrett Cooper, Brian Anderson, Harold Ramirez and Jorge Alfaro each had two RBIs. Cooper went 4 for 5 with a home run while Anderson added a homer as well and Ramirez chipped in a double. Pablo Lopez, Miguel Rojas, JT Riddle, Austin Dean and Curtis Granderson each had RBIs as well to round out Miami’s scoring as a team in the win. Lopez got the win on the mound to improve to 4-5 on the year after throwing six shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out seven. Sandy Alcantara will start game two and is 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Alcantara’s first career start against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bounce back after being decked in game one on Tuesday. Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw each had two hits with Shaw adding a double while Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun each had base hits as well to round out Milwaukee’s offense as a team as the Brew Crew cranked out just six hits as a team in the losing effort. Chase Anderson took the loss, falling to 3-1 on the year after allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out six over four innings of work. Jimmy Nelson will make his regular season debut in game two after going 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 2017. This will be Nelson’s second career start against Miami.
Miami is 2-6 in Alcantara’s last 8 road starts and 6-2 in their last 8 games overall while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games. Milwaukee is 2-5 in their last 7 games against the NL East and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a right-handed starter while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss.
Am I the only one who thinks that this line is absolutely bonkers? Nelson is not only making his regular season debut partway through the season (which is already a red flag in my books), but the guy hasn’t pitched in a game in well over a year and a half and Miami has been extremely profitable in the underdog role this season, including in game one. Alcantara has had his ups and downs, especially on the road, but the heavy plus money here is too good to pass up on when you consider that you don’t know what you’re going to see from Nelson in his first start back. Give me Miami here.