San Diego Padres (45-71) at Milwaukee Brewers (66-51)
|Date & Time||Thursday August 9, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -160 / San Diego Padres +150 --- Over/Under: 9
The San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers meet Thursday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The San Diego Padres could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Padres have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The San Diego Padres have lost six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 111 hits and 46 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Jose Pirela have combine for 190 hits and 69 RBI. Robbie Erlin gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. This will be Erlin’s second career game against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have split their last 10 games when scoring at least four runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 128 hits and 60 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw have combine for 202 hits and 98 RBI. Junior Guerra gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 3.42 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Guerra is 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 0-11 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series, 1-5 in Erlins last 6 road starts and 1-5 in Erlins last 6 starts. The Brewers are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 5-0 in Guerras last 5 home starts and 6-2 in Guerras last 8 starts. The Padres are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Erlin has been good this season, but he has just three starts, as majority of his games have come out of the bullpen. Erlin also pitches for the Padres, a team that finds ways to lose nightly. Guerra has been lights out at home, as he has a 2.55 ERA and an allowed batting average of .210 in 74 innings. The Brewers also need to take full advantage of games they should win, as that NL Central and wild card races are tight. I'll lay the juice with the better team at home.