Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres – MLB April 19

Milwaukee Brewers (8-7) at San Diego Padres (10-7)

  • Time: 7:10PM PST – 9:10PM CST – 10:10PM EST
  • Place: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
  • TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin | Bally Sports San Diego | MLB Extra Innings

Opening Tip

The Brewers check in to Petco Park after losing two of three in Pittsburgh over the weekend. Milwaukee won the second game of the series but dropped a 6-5 decision yesterday.

Milwaukee sits one game back of the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central as the Brewers are opening a seven-game road trip which ends in Chicago with four against the Cubs this weekend.

San Diego took the series finale in the long-awaited opening series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The series was chippy over the weekend as the Padres served notice that they intend to be a major player in not only the National League but for NL West contention.

The Padres sit in a tie with the San Francisco Giants for second place as both teams are 3.5 games behind the Dodgers.

San Diego leads the all-time series, 79-73, as the Padres lead, 42-29, at Petco Park. The two teams did not play last season with the revamped schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trends

Brewers:

  • The UNDER has been the play in 12 of Milwaukee’s last 14 road games
  • The Brewers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 road games vs. the Padres
  • Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in it’s last 5 games vs. the NL West

Padres:

  • The total has gone UNDEr in 11 of the Padres last 16 games
  • The UNDER has been the play in 6 of the Friars’ last 7 vs. the Brewers
  • San Diego is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games vs. an NL Central opponent

Last Time Out

Daniel Vogelbach hit two home runs, but it wasn’t enough to sustain the Milwaukee Brewers as they fell in Pittsburgh, 6-5, in 10 innings. Jackie Bradley, Jr. reached base to lead off the Brewers’ tenth. However, Pirates reliever Richard Rodriguez retired the next three men up to secure the series.

Eric Hosmer brought home the tying and go-head runs in the bottom of the seventh and eighth DAnielinning as the Padres salvaged Game 3 of the first series of the season with the Dodgers, 5-2. Tommie Pham sealed the deal in the eighth when he double to bring home Hosmer and Fernando Tatis, Jr. The Padres broke a seven-game losing streak, including last year’s playoffs, to Los Angeles.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Brewers +1.5 (-165) +143 O 6.5 (-115)
Padres -1.5 (+145) -158 U 6.5 (-105)

The Starters

San Diego throws Joe Musgrove (2-1, 0.47 ERA) back on the bump against the Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 2.12 ERA).

  • Musgrove lost his last outing to the Pirates last Wednesday as he lasted only four innings while striking out six. This was five games after he no-hit the Texas Rangers for the first no-hitter in the 53-year history of the Padres.
  • Woodruff had a no-decision last Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs where he gave up one run on three hits in six innings. Woodruff left the game with the lead for the second consecutive time.

Brewers Bats

Milwaukee Brewers Logo 101x101Jackie Bradley, Jr., enters today’s game on an eight-game hitting streak, which is the longest by any Brewer so far this season. Bradley went 3-of-4 with 2 hits yesterday….Daniel Vogelbach’s two-home run outing yesterday was the fifth time in his career that he had hit two in the same game. He still sports a .167 batting average as he pinch-hit in the two games before Sunday.

Brewers Facts:

Avisail Garcia is proving to be an excellent pick up from Tampa Bay over the off-season as he has hit safely in eight of his last nine games and has a four-game hitting streak where he has gone 8-of-15 in his last four games. He hit his third home run of the season yesterday which passes his total of two last season…The Brewers have outscored their opponents, 17-1, in the first inning this season.

Padres Bats

San Diego Padres LogoManny Machado’s 13 walks and 13 strikeouts both lead the team….The season continues to be a struggle for Fernando Tatis, Jr., who is 4-for-31 and has already had a 10-day stint on the DL… Jake Cronenworth homered yesterday for his first round-tripper of the season. Cronenworth is batting .313 as his 21 hits tie Eric Hosmer for the Padres’ lead.

Padres Facts:

The Padres have drawn a major league leading 77 walks this season….San Ding’s pitchers have the best ERA in the majors as they check in at 2.50. In addition to Musgrove, the Padres are getting strong efforts out of the bullpen from Mark Melancon (1.00 ERA), Keone Kala (1.17 ERA) and Emilio Pagan (1.29). Melancon already has six saves…San Diego has posted 18 infield hits this season, the most of any team in MLB.

The Bets
San Diego Padres -1.5
+145
San Diego Padres
-158
UNDER 6.5 Runs
-105
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