Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Thursday June 6, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -192 / Miami Marlins +167
The Miami Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in the finale of their three game set in MLB action from Miller Park on Thursday.
The Miami Marlins will look to complete the road sweep of the Brewers after taking game two on Wednesday by a final score of 8-3. Brian Anderson went 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs while Starlin Castro and Bryan Holaday each had two RBIs. Curtis Granderson and Miguel Rojas each had two hits with a double while JT Riddle had a two-bagger of his own to cap off Miami’s offense as a team in the winning effort. Sandy Alcantara got the win to improve to 3-5 on the year after allowing one run on five hits while striking out five over seven innings of work. Caleb Smith will start game three and is 3-3 with a 3.10 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. This will be Smith’s second career start against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Wednesday. Yasmani Grandal went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs while Orlando Arcia had a double and an RBI to round out Milwaukee’s scoring as a team in the losing effort. Ben Gamel went 2 for 4 while Christian Yelich, Mike Moustakas and Ryan Braun each chipped in base hits as well in the defeat. Jimmy Nelson took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year after allowing five runs, four earned, on four hits over three innings of work. Brandon Woodruff will start the finale and is 7-1 with a 3.82 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. This will be Woodruff’s second career start against Miami
Miami is 1-4 in Smith’s last 5 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 14-3 in Woodruff’s last 17 starts and 0-4 in their last 4 games against a left-handed starter while the over is 5-1 in Woodruff’s last 6 home starts.
Woodruff has been arguably Milwaukee’s best starter this season, as the Brewers have won his last seven starts and he’s 5-0 at home this season. However, Woodruff is coming off of his worst start of the year in which he allowed six runs in just four innings, and Smith, despite a mixed bag of results, has allowed two earned runs in four of his last five starts and has the stuff to battle and keep the Fish in the game. We cashed with the Marlins as major underdogs on Wednesday, and I’m inclined to try again in the series finale so give me Miami and the plus money here.