Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/12/2014
Tuesday, May 13, 8:10 PM on ROOT, FSWI
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh Pirates - Cole, G (3-2) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Estrada, M (2-1)
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Tuesday night, Gerrit Cole gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they square off against Marco Estrada and the Milwaukee Brewers. Both pitchers will be making their 8th starts of the season.
Gerrit Cole pitched 8 strong innings in his last start and got the win after allowing 3 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) as he walked one and struck out 7. The win gave him a 3 -2 record with a 3.64 ERA. Last season, Cole went 10 – 7 with a 3.22 ERA in 19 starts during his rookie campaign.
In 2013, Cole was 1 – 1 with a 3.72 ERA in 3 starts against the Brewers. This season, he pitched to a no decision against Milwaukee despite an 8 inning, 1 run and 6 hit effort.
Marco Estrada comes into this one after 2 straight no decisions. In his last outing, Estrada allowed 4 runs on 4 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. In all but one start this season, Estrada has surrendered the long ball. In 2013, Estrada gave up 19 homers (compared to 9 already this season) en route to a 7 – 4 record and an ERA of 3.87 in 21 starts.
Last season, Estrada was 2 – 0 with an ERA of 3.32 in 3 starts against the Pirates. This season, he pitched to a no decision against Pittsburgh after allowing just a run on 6 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 16-17-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.3
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 17-20-0 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)
05/11/14 3B Aramis Ramirez Hamstring out indefinitely
05/03/14 RF Ryan Braun Side 15-day DL (4/27)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
03/31/14 P Tom Gorzelanny Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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