Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays 7/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/27/2014
Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSWI, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Milwaukee Brewers - Lohse, K (11-4) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (6-8)
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Monday night, the Milwaukee Brewers will take the field behind Kyle Lohse as they square off against the Tampa Bay Rays and Jake Odorizzi. Lohse makes his 22nd start as Odorizzi makes his 21st.
Kyle Lohse notched his 2nd straight victory in his last start and that improved his record to 11 - 4 with a 3.07 ERA. In the win, Lohse surrendered just a run on 4 hits in 6.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 3. The veteran righty has become a leader for the Milwaukee rotation and leads them in victories, ERA and strikeouts. Last season, Lohse was 11 - 10 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Lohse didn't face the Rays but he has seen the lineup before. And he will need to particularly keep an eye on David DeJesus. DeJesus is batting .448 against Lohse with 2 doubles, a triple, a homer and 4 RBIs.
Jake Odorizzi won his 2nd straight the last time out and will bring a 6 - 8 record with a 3.97 ERA into this start. In the victory, Odorizzi gave up 2 runs (on 2 solo homers) and 5 hits in 5.2 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 8. In his last 6 starts, Odorizzi is 4 - 1. Last season, Odorizzi started just 4 games and made 3 relief appearances as he compiled a 0 - 1 record with a save and a 3.94 ERA.
In 2013, Odorizzi didn't see any action against the Brewers and he has only faced one of their hitters before. Milwaukee's Lyle Overbay is 0 for 1 against Odorizzi with a strikeout.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 54-47-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 51-47-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/26/14 2B Scooter Gennett Quad questionable
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 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2)
Tampa Bay Rays
07/22/14 P Joel Peralta Virus 15-day DL (7/21)
07/18/14 C Ryan Hanigan Oblique 15-day DL (7/9)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22), out for season
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 60-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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