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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins
MLB: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7:10 PM EST
The Brewers have hit the skids in their last several games and they look to get back on track in this interleague series. They have won their last six games facing teams from the AL Central, but their interleague record has been less than stellar in their last couple of seasons. While Milwaukee has not been getting it done as of late they are still in the heart of the NL Central race keeping pace with the Chicago Cubs.
The Twins have to be the biggest surprise in the Majora so far on the season as they are neck and neck with the Houston Astros for the best record in MLB and they rank first in the bigs in runs scored and rank in the top 10 in team ERA. No wonder they team is riding high and they look to take advantage of the Brew Crew, who have lost their last six interleague road games.
— Stanford Steve (@StanfordSteve82) May 25, 2019
The Brewers are 5-1 in their last six games facing the Twins.
Gio could use some help
Gio Gonzalez (2-1 2.39 ERA) did not have the best last outing. But he also did not get any help from the lineup. In his last outing, he lasted five innings and gave up three runs on only three hits in a 3-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds where he got no run support. The Brew Crew had won his previous three starts where he only gave up two runs in 16 innings of work. Gonzalez has only given up one HR all season and his last outing was his first where he gave up more than two earned runs. Overall. The Brewers have won nine of Gonzalez’s last 12 starts and they have won four of his last five starts facing a team with a winning record.
Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelch has been getting it done at the dish leading the Majors in HR and RBI and he has gone deep in two of his last four games. While Milwaukee has lost their last six interleague road games they have won their last six games facing teams from the AL Central and have won 19 of their last 26 Monday games.
Can Pineda get help for the 3rd straight start?
Michael Pineda (4-3 5.43 ERA) gets the nod in this game and he has been decent his last two starts where the Twins have backed him by 19 runs of support. He has been consistent giving up three runs in each of his last four starts and the Twins had lost five in a row with him on the hill before winning his last two outings. Pineda gave up one HR in his last start while in the previous two he gave up three long balls in each.
Eddie Rosario is among the AL leaders in both HR and RBI and Jorge Polanco leads the league in batting average, The Twins have lost 12 of their last 17 interleague games, but have won seven of their last eight games facing a team with a winning record and have won 13 of their last 18 interleague home games.
The Minnesota Twins are:
- 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning record
- 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a left-handed starter
- 41-16 in their last 57 overall 13-5 in their last 18 interleague home games
The Milwaukee Brewers are:
- 2-5 in their last 7 overall
- 0-6 in their last 6 interleague road games
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Twins are the hotter team and they are at home in this interleague matchup. Pineda will have a decent start while the same cannot be said about Gonzalez. Minnesota will stay hot in this game and they will get the win in this series opener.
Prediction: PICK: Twins
Full-Game Total Pick
While the total has gone Over in the last several games between these teams do not look for a big scoring game in this one. Both pitchers will have a good start and runs will be at a premium in this NL game, Take the under because of that and that will be the winning pick,
Prediction: PICK: Under