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
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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
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