The Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres will be one of the sixteen games on the board for Wednesday night. These two teams have put up some good games against each other in this series and will look to finish out the series on June 19. This game is expected to start at around 3:40 PM Eastern time on Wednesday night.
The Brewers have a record of 40-33 to this point in the season, which has them sitting in the first place of the NL Central. Milwaukee has struggled a bit over the stretch in the month of June, losing three of their last five games before this series against the Padres. The Brewers are looking for a way to get things going and they will look to build upon a win on Wednesday.
San Diego is currently sitting fourth place of the NL West with a record of 37-37 this season. The Padres have been doing well as of late, winning four of their last five games. San Diego needs to get a real big winning streak going on to jump back into the playoff picture. The Padres will try and get another impressive win against the Brewers on June 19.
Wednesday night’s matchup between the Brewers and the Padres will be the third and final game of this series between the two teams. Milwaukee will look to close out their eight-game road trip with a win before returning home ten straight games. After losing the first two games of this series, the Brewers will need to find a way to get going early. I believe that the Brewers will come out strong with hopes of taking over early to get a win to go home with.
The first game of this series was the first matchup of the season between these two clubs. Eric Hosmer got the first run of the game on a wild pitch. Manny Machado then got a home run in the bottom of the third. Joey Lucchesi had the win at the pitcher spot after pitching seven innings and only allowed three hits. This helped lead the Padres to a 2-0 win at home.
The second game of the series finished with the same winner. Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado each earned RBI’s in the bottom of the fifth to give San Diego a 2-0 lead. Francisco Mejia homered in the bottom of the sixth to give the Padres a 4-0 lead. Logan Allen got the win at the pitchers’ spot allowing only three hits in seven innings.
San Diego is hosting this series and were able to take the first two games. The Padres will look to finish out with a sweep over the Brewers on Wednesday night. Hosmer and Machado have found success against Milwaukee’s pitchers and will hope to keep that up against Zach Davies, who is expected to start in the final game of this series.
The Brewers have been led by Christian Yelich so far this season as he has put up a team-leading 82 hits, 26 home runs, 57 RBI’s and a .342 batting average. Mike Moustakas has had an impressive campaign with 72 hits, 21 home runs and 45 RBI’s. Lorenzo Cain has had 70 hits this season, while Yasmani Grandal has put up 15 home runs and 40 RBI’s.
Eric Hosmer has put up a good season with San Diego this season. Hosmer has earned a team-leading 79 hits and 49 RBI’s. Manny Machado has 72 hits, 14 home runs and 41 RBI’s. Hunter Renfroe has 55 hits, 23 home runs and 43 RBI’s this season. Franmil Reyes and Wil Myers each have put up over 50 hits and 10 home runs on the season as well.
These two teams have a good balance throughout their lineup when it comes to hitting, as well as having big name stars. Yelich has been putting up one of the best campaigns so far this season and it has been tough to keep him quiet. Both teams have plenty of players that can break out and put up a good night hitting. This could lead to a higher scoring game.
Zach Davies will start on the mound for the Brewers on Wednesday night. Davies has put up an impressive 7-1 record in 14 starts this season, with the loss coming in his last game. He has put up a 2.60 ERA and a WHIP of 1.255 this season. Davies allowed six hits and three runs in five innings in his last game against the San Francisco Giants, which led to his first loss.
San Diego will see Matt Strahm start on the pitchers’ mound against Milwaukee. Strahm has a record of 2-6 through 12 starts. He has struggled a bit throughout this season, putting up an ERA of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.272. Strahm allowed seven hits and six runs through three and a third innings against the Colorado Rockies in a 9-6 loss.
Davies and Strahm are both coming off tough losses in their last performance and will look to bounce back with a win on Wednesday night. Davies has had the better ERA and WHIP to this point in the season, as well as the better record. I believe that he will help give Milwaukee an edge against the Padres, which could help lead to a road win.
These two teams are coming to the close of a three-game series with San Diego leading 2-0 so far. The Brewers will come out fast on Wednesday to try and avoid being swept on the road by the Padres. Milwaukee has a good balance throughout their lineup of hitting, which could help them earn a win to end this road series. I like the Brewers to end their three-game skid in the final game of this series.
BetOnline has San Diego listed as a -106 against the money line for Wednesday’s matchup. This gives the slightest of edges to the Padres in this game. Although this game is in San Diego, I believe that the Brewers have a good chance to take the win. Their batting this season has been great, and in my opinion, they boast an edge at pitcher for the final game of the series. Milwaukee has a lot of good value as an underdog to close the series.