Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/14/2014
Thursday, May 15, 1:10 PM on ROOT
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh Pirates - Rodriguez, W (0-2) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Gallardo, Y (2-2)
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Miller Park to face the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday in the final meeting of a three game series. The Pirates will send Wandy Rodriguez to the hill to face Yovani Gallardo.
This will be Rodriquez’s first start since April 19 because he’s coming off a knee injury. On the season, Rodriguez is 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA. He struggled in his last rehab start in which he gave up seven earned runs over 5.1 innings for Double A Altoona. His health looks to be ok though so he’ll look to get back on track when he faces the Brewers. It won’t be an easy task as the Brewers are playing great ball and leading their division.
Current Milwaukee hitters are .310 when facing Rodriguez. He’ll have to be careful when facing Ryan Braun who is 18-for-49 with four home runs and 11 RBIs. Aramis Ramirez has also played well against Rodriguez going 22-for-59 with two home runs and seven RBIs. Carlos Gomez hasn’t fared as well going just 5-for-37 with 15 strikeouts.
Gallardo is coming off his second loss on the season in which he pitched 5.2 innings giving up four earned runs on five hits. He was able to strikeout seven batters but it wasn’t enough for the win. The loss put Gallardo’s record at 2-2 with a 2.92 record. Gallardo started the season off great getting two straight wins with a total of 12.2 innings pitched and no earned runs, however, he’s regressed a bit up to this point. He’ll be looking to get back in the win column when facing the Pirates.
Current Pittsburgh hitters are batting .209 versus Gallardo with four home runs and 20 RBIs over 47 hits. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .326 with three home runs and seven RBIs against Gallardo in his career.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-17-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.3
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 18-20-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
05/11/14 LF Starling Marte Back questionable
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
04/26/14 P Jason Grilli Oblique 15-day DL (4/21)
04/26/14 C Russell Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
04/23/14 P Wandy Rodriguez Knee 15-day DL (4/21)
05/13/14 CF Carlos Gomez Possible Suspension questionable
05/11/14 3B Aramis Ramirez Hamstring out indefinitely
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
03/31/14 P Tom Gorzelanny Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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