Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/18/2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
PNC Park in Pittsburgh
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Friday night, the Milwaukee Brewers will take the field behind Yovani Gallardo (8 -10, 3.59 ERA) as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Jeff Locke (7 – 5, 3.66 ERA). It will be the 31st start for Gallardo and the 20th start for Locke.
Yovani Gallardo took another loss his last time out. Gallardo gave up just 2 runs and 4 hits through 6 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 4. The loss was the 3rd for Gallardo in his last 4 starts. He hasn’t had a win since mid-October and is 3 – 5 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Gallardo posted a 12 -10 record with an ERA of 4.18 in 31 starts.
Gallardo went 2 -2 with a 2.61 ERA in 5 starts against the Pirates in 2013. This season, he is 1 - 1 in 5 encounters against Pittsburgh.
Jeff Locke wasn’t sharp in his last outing and he ended up with the loss. In 5.1 innings of work, Locke surrendered 3 runs and 6 hits (including a home run) while walking 3 and striking out 5. Locke seems to have control in some games and none in others. That inconsistency has led to a 5 – 4 record in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Locke went 10 - 7 with a 3.52 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Locke was 1 – 0 with a 4.32 ERA in 3 starts against the Brewers. This season, Locke is 1 - 1 in 2 starts against Milwaukee.
Injuries to Watch
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 60-day DL (7/13)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2) out for season
09/17/14 SS Jordy Mercer Back "?" Thursday vs. Boston Red Sox
09/10/14 3B Pedro Alvarez Foot out indefinitely
08/16/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Ankle 15-day DL (8/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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