Pittsburgh Pirates (18-16) at Milwaukee Brewers (20-14)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 6, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -152 / Pittsburgh Pirates +142 --- Over/Under: 9
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers meet Sunday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Pirates have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost nine of their last 12 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Starling Marte leads the Pirates with 37 hits and 16 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Josh Bell have combined for 66 hits and 38 RBI. Chad Kuhl gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 5.01 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Kuhl is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won eight of their last nine games when scoring at least three runs. Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with 31 hits and 10 RBI while Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana have combined for 56 hits and 24 RBI. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 6-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 7-1 in their last 8 Sunday games, 1-8 in Kuhls last 9 road starts and 6-14 in Kuhls last 20 starts with 4 days of rest. The Brewers are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series, 8-3 in Andersons last 11 home starts and 9-3 in Andersons last 12 starts. The Pirates are 26-69 in the last 95 meetings in Milwaukee, 5-0 in Kuhls last 5 starts vs. Brewers and the Brewers are 5-0 in Andersons last 5 starts vs. Pirates.
Both of these pitchers have been hit or miss this season, but it's Kuhl has had far more misses than not. Kuhl has allowed three or more runs in four of his six starts and is allowing a .299 batting average. Anderson has given up just 15 runs in 40 innings of work and is allowing a .220 batting average. The Pirates are also back to showing signs of being who we thought they were, as the losses are starting to pile up. The Brewers should be able to get the job done here against a pitcher in Kuhl who has been hit hard for much of the season.