Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 8, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -182 / Washington Nationals +172 O/U: 9
The Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers will be finishing up their MLB series on Wednesday.
In the Monday opener, the Brewers managed a 5-3 win. On Tuesday, Milwaukee kept it going with a 6-0 win, scoring all their runs in the seventh inning.
For Wednesday’s game, the Nationals will be bringing out Jeremy Hellickson in the start. Over his 27.0 innings and 2-0 mark this year, Hellickson has a 5.33 ERA with 22 Ks and 10 BBs.
The Nationals could only muster five hits in the shutout loss Tuesday. The only Washington player with two hits was Victor Robles, who went 2-for-4.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they’re sending out Brandon Woodruff on Wednesday. In his 36.1 innings and 4-1 record so far, Woodruff has a 4.71 ERA with 45 Ks and 12 BBs.
Milwaukee spread out the offensive love pretty evenly on Tuesday, as eight players had one hit apiece. Lorenzo Cain was the RBI leader for the Brewers with three and a run in that one.
The Nationals are 5-2 in their last seven Wednesday games and 11-5 in their last 16 in game three of a series. Washington is 2-6 in Hellickson’s last eight road starts and 0-4 in his last four with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 2-6 in their last eight in game three of a series and 0-4 in their last four Wednesday games. Milwaukee is 9-3 in Woodruff’s last 12 starts and 6-1 in his last seven home starts.
Last month, Hellickson had a couple of bad starts consecutively, with 10 earned on 15 hits over a span of 8.0 games. The good news is Hellickson looked better his last time up with two earned on four hits in 5.1 innings.
As for Woodruff, he’s been solid over his last two starts with two earned in 10.0 innings total. If Woodruff can keep it going here I think the Brewers have a great shot at a win.