San Francisco Giants (68-73) at Milwaukee Brewers (79-62)
|Date & Time||Friday September 7, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -161 / San Francisco Giants +151 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The San Francisco Giants and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Giants have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 121 hits and 50 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Belt have combined for 212 hits and 87 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 3.56 ERA and 144 strikeouts this season. This will be Holland’s second career game against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring more than one run. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 158 hits and 85 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar have combined for 257 hits and 130 RBI. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 3.96 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 8-2 in their last 10 games following an off day, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Brewers are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 22-10 in their last 32 vs. National League West. The Giants are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee and 18-8 in the last 26 meetings.
Holland has been very impressive lately, allowing three runs in his last four starts combined, but the Giants provided little run support in those games and nothing has changed much in the second half of the season overall. Despite having an ERA over five at home, Anderson has been solid over the course of the season and will be fine as long as he does a better job of keeping the ball in the park. The bottom line is the Giants offense continues to come up short, and the Brewers need to stay hot to clinch a playoff berth. At home, I'll back the Brewers and the somewhat reasonable price.