Milwaukee Brewers (79-70) at Pittsburgh Pirates (68-82)
MLB: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7:10 p.m. ET
Line: Milwaukee -130
The Milwaukee Brewers hit the road to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates for a Tuesday night contest. The Pirates have lost five straight games, and the Brewers have won four of their last five. Milwaukee is two games in the loss column behind Colorado who owns the second NL Wild Card spot. On the mound for Milwaukee is Chase Anderson who is 10-3 with a 2.88 ERA. Pittsburgh will go with Trevor Williams who is 6-8 with a 4.26 ERA. The Pirates have won nine of 16 meetings against the Brewers this season. Can Anderson lead the Brewers to a huge road win?
Brewers blow by Marlins
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 on Sunday afternoon. Brandon Woodruff got the victory as he allowed three runs in seven innings. Woodruff allowed a Brewers bullpen that used a total of 12 relievers in the previous two games to rest. Milwaukee tagged Dillon Peters for eight runs in only 3.2 innings. The Brewers put the game away with an eight-run fourth inning. Travis Shaw had a huge game with three singles and three RBI’s. Domingo Santana had a single, a double, two walks, and three RBI’s. Jesus Aguilar added three hits in the win.
Starting pitcher: Chase Anderson (10-3, 2.88 ERA)
Chase Anderson has been lights out for the Brewers this season. He has allowed only 98 hits and 39 walks in 122 innings. Over his last two outings he has allowed a run in 10.1 innings.
Gerrit Cole struggles in loss
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 5-2 to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon. Gerrit Cole got the loss as he allowed four runs in five innings. Cole allowed a homer to Scooter Gennett and another one to Eugenio Suarez. The lefty fell to 11-11 on the season while his ERA jumped to 4.13. John Jaso’s two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning was the lone Pirate runs. Gerrit Cole’s double was the only other Pirates extra base-hit in the loss. Pittsburgh finished with three hits as a team. Rafael Stephenson dominated the Pirates going six scoreless innings while allowing a hit.
Starting pitcher: Trevor Williams (6-8, 4.26 ERA)
Trevor Williams has had an up-and-down season for the Pirates. The 25-year-old is 6-8 with a 4.26 ERA on the season. Williams is looking to bounce back from a start in which he allowed four runs in 4.2 innings against St. Louis.
The Milwaukee Brewers are:
- 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League Central.
- 9-2 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series.
- 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are:
- 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games.
- 1-10 in their last 11 vs. National League Central.
- 1-10 in their last 11 overall.
The Brewers not only have the edge on the mound, but they have the bigger bats. Look for Anderson to have a strong outing in an easy road win.