Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 14, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -120 / Minnesota Twins +100
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The Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in the finale of a mini two game interleague set in MLB action from Miller Park on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins will look to complete the sweep after taking game one on Tuesday by a final score of 7-5. Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs while Mitch Garver added a home run and two RBIs. Ehire Adrianza had a double and an RBI while Luis Arraez added an RBI as well to finish off Minnesota’s scoring as a team in the win. Eddie Rosario went 2 for 4 with a double while Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano each had a base hit as well in the victory. Martin Perez allowed just an unearned run on six hits while walking four and striking out three over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Tyler Duffey got the win to improve to 2-1 on the year while Sergio Romo closed out the 9th for his 2nd save of the year. Kyle Gibson will start game two and is 11-5 with a 4.24 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gibson is 1-2 with a 5.70 ERA and 21 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to rebound and earn a series split after dropping game one on Tuesday. Yasmani Grandal had a home run and three RBIs while Christian Yelich had a double and an RBI and Lorenzo Cain added an RBI as well in the losing effort. Manny Pina went 2 for 4 with a double while Keston Hiura matched that mark at the dish and Mike Moustakas added a double as well. Ryan Braun and Hernan Perez each added a base hit to finish off Milwaukee’s offense as a team in the defeat. Chase Anderson allowed three runs on three hits while walking three and striking out four over five innings of work. Drew Pomeranz took the loss in relief to fall to 2-9 on the year. Gio Gonzalez will start game two and is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gonzalez is 3-3 with a 6.56 ERA and 48 strikeouts against Minnesota.
Minnesota is 4-1 in Gibson’s last 5 road starts and 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 Wednesday games. Milwaukee is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 9-4 in their last 13 interleague home games while the under is 9-2 in Gonzalez’s last 11 starts. Minnesota is 1-4 in Gibson’s last 5 starts against Milwaukee.
Just when I think the Brewers have turned a corner, they go and lose one of the bigger games on their schedule down the stretch that was probably one of the more winnable games against a very good Minnesota team. Gibson’s had his moments, but he’s allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his last eight starts on the road and has a better ERA on the road than at home this season. Gonzalez has been a solid piece in Milwaukee’s rotation, but the Twins are focused right now and know they need wins as well with Cleveland hot on their tracks. I’ll side with Minnesota for the sweep with a win here.