Milwaukee Brewers (55-42) at Pittsburgh Pirates (47-49)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 15, 2018, 1:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +101 / Milwaukee Brewers -111 --- Over/Under: 9
The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Sunday in MLB action at PNC Park.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a feel good victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Brewers have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 90 hits and 43 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar have combined for 169 hits and 97 RBI. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he is 8-3 with a 3.78 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 2-4 with a 4.30 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven straight games when scoring more than one run. Corey Dickerson leads the Pirates with 97 hits and 35 RBI while Starling Marte and Josh Bell have combined for 174 hits and 87 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.77 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Musgrove’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games, 10-2 in Chacins last 12 starts with 4 days of rest and 12-4 in Chacins last 16 starts. The Pirates are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 5 of a series, 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 1-5 in Musgroves last 6 starts. The Brewers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 20-7-3 in the last 30 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have caught fire again out of nowhere and are throwing out a pitcher in Musgrove who has allowed two runs in his last 12 innings. The Milwaukee Brewers are ice cold, but it's tough to beat the same team five times in a row, and while Chacin has been roughed up at times, he's still a decent pitcher who is allowing a .240 batting average and has allowed two or less runs in five of his last eight starts. The Brewers simply can't afford to head into the break on a six-game losing streak. I'll back the Brew Crew and the cheap price.