San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Saturday July 13, 2019, 7:15 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -120 / San Francisco Giants +100
The San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in game two of a three game set in MLB action from Miller Park on Saturday.
The San Francisco Giants will look to build some steam after picking up a 10-7 win in the series opener on Friday. Buster Posey had a home run while going 2 for 5 with four RBIS while Austin Slater and Evan Longoria each had a homer and two RBIs. Brandon Crawford and Tyler Austin each had a solo home run to round out San Fran’s scoring as a team in the win while Brandon Belt went 2 for 5 at the dish and Kevin Pillar chipped in a double. Joe Panik added a base knock of his own to round out San Francisco’s scoring as a team in the winning effort. Shaun Anderson gave up four runs on six hits while walking three and striking out eight over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Will Smith got the win in relief to improve to 2-0 on the year with the victory. Madison Bumgarner will start game two and is 5-7 with a 4.03 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bumgarner is 7-4 with a 2.76 ERA and 76 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to rebound after letting one slip away in the series opener on Friday. Ryan Braun, Eric Thames and Keston Hiura each had two RBIs with Hiura going 3 for 4 with a home run and a double while Braun and Thames each had two hits with a double as well. Mike Moustakas added a double and an RBI of his own to finish off Milwaukee’s scoring as a team in the loss, while Christian Yelich went 2 for 5 with a triple. Jesus Aguilar added a pair of hits as well while Lorenzo Cain added a base knock to cap off Milwaukee’s offense in defeat. Chase Anderson gave up two runs on three hits while striking out five over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Matt Albers took the loss, falling to 4-3 on the year with the L. Zach Davies will start game two and is 7-2 with a 3.07 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. In his career, Davies is 0-2 with a 2.81 ERA and 9 strikeouts against San Francisco.
San Francisco is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 road games while the over is 6-1-2 in their last 9 games against the NL Central. Milwaukee is 1-6 in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games against the NL West while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. San Francisco is 8-3 in Bumgarner’s last 11 starts against Milwaukee and 4-1 in Bumgarner’s last 5 road starts against the Brewers.
Getting Milwaukee at home with Davies on the mound at a low price seems like a solid play, but the issue for me is that Milwaukee still doesn’t look like a team that’s all the way back on track yet. Bumgarner has had some issues on the road this season with an ERA well over four, but the Giants are red hot right now and MadBum has given up just four runs in his last 15 innings of work. San Francisco is playing too well right now for me to pass on even/plus money, especially with their ace on the mound, so I’ll take a shot with San Francisco for a second straight victory on Saturday.