Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 8/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/30/2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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On Sunday afternoon, Madison Bumgarner (15-9) will go for his third consecutive win for the San Francisco Giants when they take on Kyle Lohse (12-7) and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner pitched his second shutout of the season last week when he was able to defeat the Colorado Rockies at home. He gave up just one run in that outing and walking no one while striking out a season-high 13 batters. Bumgarner now has a 3.02 ERA after that win and he has only given up 163 hits in 185 innings of work.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has six hits in his 17 at-bats versus Bumgarner with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI. Outfielder Gerardo Parra is just 2-for-15 against him in his career with two walks and five strikeouts.
Last week, Kyle Lohse gave up just one run in six innings to the San Diego Padres and finished with the win. He gave up four hits in that outing and struck out five batters while walking four. Lohse has a 3.42 ERA in his second year with the Brewers and he has only walked 2.1 batters per nine innings this season.
Giants outfielder Michael Morse has seven hits in 17 at-bats against Lohse in his career with three doubles, a home run and five RBI. Gregor Blanco is just 1-for-5 against him with no walks and two strikeouts.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 65-65-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 62-64-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
08/05/14 P Matt Garza Oblique 15-day DL (8/4)
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
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
San Francisco Giants
08/29/14 SS Brandon Crawford Shoulder questionable
08/08/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 15-day DL (8/7)
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
Josh's Pick: Take San Francisco
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