San Diego Padres (45-70) at Milwaukee Brewers (65-51)
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 8, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -188 / San Diego Padres +177 --- Over/Under: 9
The San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The San Diego Padres could use another win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Padres have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 110 hits and 46 while Freddy Galvis and Jose Pirela have combined for 190 hits and 69 RBI. Brett Kennedy will make his major league debut when he takes the mound tonight. Kennedy was 31-20 with a 3.36 ERA and 399 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 127 hits and 59 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw have combined for 198 hits and 96 RBI. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 3.89 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 6-2 with a 3.44 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 8-17 in their last 25 road games, 2-6 in their last 8 vs. National League Central and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series. The Brewers are 37-14 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series, 7-1 in Chacins last 8 home starts and 14-6 in Chacins last 20 starts. The Padres are 4-7 in the last 11 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The San Diego Padres are throwing out a pitcher making his major league debut, and they haven't won three straight games since June 2-4. Chacin is coming off a game in which he was rocked by the Dodgers on the road, but he's been really solid at home this season where he has an ERA of 3.46 and an allowed batting average of .220. Given the circumstances here, getting the Brewers at this price is rather cheap. I'll lay the juice.