Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Saturday June 29, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +182 / Milwaukee Brewers -219 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Pirates have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven straight games when scoring more than one run. Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 94 hits and 70 RBI while Starling Marte and Bryan Reynolds have combined for 151 hits and 67 RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.64 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 3-4 with a 4.10 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Brewers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost 12 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 93 hits and 63 RBI while Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 157 hits and 77 RBI. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball, and he is 9-2 with a 4.01 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Woodruff is 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 4-9 in their last 13 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Brewers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 10-1 in Woodruffs last 11 home starts and 17-4 in Woodruffs last 21 starts. The Pirates are 30-76 in the last 106 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Woodruffs last 6 starts overall. The over is 36-13-3 in Pirates last 52 overall.
Jordan Lyles has been great for the Pirates this season and actually has been better on the road than at home, but he hasn't pitched in about three weeks due to a hamstring injury. Woodruff has been rough in the month of June where he has a 5.70 ERA in 30 innings, but the Brewers simply win games when he pitches and his strikeout numbers suggest that he should be able to limit giving up so many runs moving forward. I like the Brewers chances of getting a much needed victory.