Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/20/2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
PNC Park in Pittsburgh
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Sunday afternoon, Wily Peralta (16 – 10, 3.70 ERA) gets the call for the Milwaukee Brewers as they do battle against Charlie Morton (6 -12, 3.72 ERA) and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Peralta will be making his 31st start as Morton makes his 27th.
Wily Peralta had a fine start his last time out but failed to get the decision. Peralta pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 runs and 5 this while walking a batter and striking out 3. Peralta had a brief losing streak recently but he is still 5 -4 in his last 10 outings and has pitched better than his record indicates. Last season, in 32 starts, Peralta posted a record of 11 - 15 with a 4.37 ERA.
In 2013, Peralta won his only start against the Pirates after holding them to 3 runs and 9 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. This season, he is 1 - 2 in 3 starts against Pittsburgh.
Charlie Morton got the win after turning in a decent performance in his last start. Morton threw 5 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. It was Morton’s first start in over a month due to a hernia but he looked well enough to close out the year. Morton had been struggling in recent starts and is just 2 -3 in his last 10 outings. Last season, he went 7 - 4 with a 3.26 ERA in 20 starts.
In 2013, Morton dominated the Brewers and was 2 – 0 with a 0.57 ERA in 3 starts. This season, he is winless in 2 starts against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 74-77-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 71-74-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0.3
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
09/20/14 P Charlie Morton Hernia expected to miss Sunday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
09/10/14 3B Pedro Alvarez Foot out indefinitely
08/16/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Ankle 15-day DL (8/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks