Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/20/2014
Wednesday, May 21, 7:10 PM on FSWI, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Milwaukee Brewers - Lohse, K (5-1) vs. Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (4-1)
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Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers will send Kyle Lohse to the mound as they take on the Atlanta Braves and Ervin Santana. Lohse makes his 10th start of the season as Santana makes his 8th.
Kyle Lohse improved to 5 – 1 with a 2.88 ERA after picking up the win in his last outing. In that start, Lohse gave up 3 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 7 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Lohse is on a tear and should certainly do better this season than he did in 2013 when he went 11 – 10 with an ERA of 3.35 in 32 starts.
Last season, Lohse won his only start against the Braves after pitching a 2 hit complete game shutout. But this season, he opened his year with a loss against the Braves after allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings of work.
Ervin Santana took his first loss of the season in his last outing. Santana’s record fell to 4 – 1 and his ERA rose to 2.76 after he surrendered 5 runs on 10 hits in just 5 innings of work. He threw 99 pitches as he walked 1 and struck out three. Santana is pitching much better than he did in 2013 when he went 9 - 10 with an ERA of 3.24 in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals.
Last season, Santana didn’t get to face the Brewers but he has seen some of the Milwaukee hitters before. Collectively, the Brewers are batting just .190 against Santana but Lyle Overbay has managed to get 1 home run and 3 RBIS against the right-hander in 27 at-bats.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 19-24-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.2
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 15-25-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Injuries to Watch
05/18/14 CF Carlos Gomez Back questionable
05/13/14 3B Aramis Ramirez Hamstring 15-day DL (5/11)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
03/31/14 P Tom Gorzelanny Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
05/10/14 P Jordan Walden Hamstring 15-day DL (5/5)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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