The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at American Family Field. The Pirates need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Brewers look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Pirates have lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with 79 hits and 24 RBI while Bryan Reynolds and Kevin Newman have combined for 101 hits and 40 RBI. Chase De Jong gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be De Jong’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Brewers have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 48 hits and 36 RBI while Kolten Wong and Omar Narvaez have combined for 86 hits and 32 RBI. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 1.42 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Woodruff is 3-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 5-14 in their last 19 Friday games and 11-27 in their last 38 overall. The Brewers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Pirates last 7 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Brewers last 5 overall. The Pirates are 34-85 in the last 119 meetings in Milwaukee.
The Pirates continue to have scoring issues and the losses are piling up at a rapid rate. The Brewers are one of the hotter teams in baseball and have their ace on the hill tonight. Woodruff has allowed a combined seven earned runs in his last 47 innings. Not stepping in front of that. Give me the Brewers and the RL for max betting value.