Milwaukee Brewers (73-60) at San Francisco Giants (70-62)
|Date & Time||Friday August 29, 2014, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -105 / Milwaukee Brewers -105 --- Over/Under: 7
The San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers face off on Friday at AT&T Park for game one of their series.
The San Francisco Giants are in control of their own destiny as they occupy the final Wildcard spot in the National League. San Francisco is 35-33 at home, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they have won three games in a row. As a team the Giants are hitting .249 with Buster Posey hitting .292, Hunter Pence hitting .286, and Pablo Sandoval hitting .285. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.41 with the starters at 3.69 and the bullpen at 2.82. For game one against the Brewers San Francisco starts Ryan Vogelsong who has two no decisions and a loss in his last three starts. For the season Vogelsong has allowed 146 hits and 63 earned runs while striking out 121 over 150 innings for a 7-9 record and a 3.78 ERA.
The Milwaukee Brewers continue to lead the NL Central and it is just a matter of will they be able to hold on for another 29 games. The Brewers are 37-29 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Brewers are hitting .255 with Scooter Gennett hitting .307, Arams Ramirez hitting .304, and Jonathan Lucroy hitting .299. The Brewers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.61 with the starters at 3.61 and the bullpen at 3.60. For game one against the Giants Milwaukee starts Wily Peralta who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Peralta has allowed 162 hits and 64 earned runs while striking out 121 over 162 innings for a 15-8 record and a 3.56 ERA.
San Francisco is 5-1 as a home favorite, 5-11 against the NL Central, and 1-6 in Vogelsong’s last seven starts against a team with a winning record. Milwaukee is 5-2 in their last seven road games, and 6-2 in Peralta’s last eight starts. Milwaukee is 8-3 in their last 11 games against San Francisco.
Milwaukee has gotten it done when they have needed it most and they need ti here and I expect them to get it done again.
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