By Austin Moehn
After easily beating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 last night, the Detroit Tigers look to sweep the two game interleague series. Both teams are looking to build momentum and go on hot streaks as they are currently sitting a few games back of the wildcard. A good pitching matchup is set to take place as Corbin Burnes (2-0) 2.35 ERA gets the nod for the Brewers while Matthew Boyd (1-6) 6.64 ERA counters for the Tigers.
Money Line: MIL (-150) DET (+140)
Run Line: MIL -1.5 (+100) DET +1.5 (-120)
First Pitch: 12:10 PM CT, Comerica Park, Detriot MI
Detroit Tigers (19-21)
The Tigers come into this one after a good performance last night. They were firing on all cylinders with the offense putting up eight runs and Spencer Turnbull throwing six scoreless. The offense has been inconsistent this year but their ability to score isn’t in question. Jemier Candelario, Victor Reyes, and Johnathan Schoop lead the offense that is looking to get hot as the season winds down. Candelario knocked in four runs last night. Reyes also contributed an RBI in the win. Schoop left last night’s game after being hit by a pitch in the hand and is questionable to play.
Matthew Boyd had a rough start to the year which is why he has six losses and a 6.64 ERA, but this past month has gotten back into his 2019 form. His past four starts have been better, striking out 29 while also notching back-to-back quality starts.
Milwaukee Brewers (18-22)
The Crew enter this one dropping their last three. Trying to avoid the two game sweep and get back into the playoffs, Milwaukee is entering this game with desperation. The offense has struggled all year but they have the firepower to score. Christian Yelich has been a shell of himself this year but has hit nine home runs and Keston Hiura has been solid. A week ago they put up eight runs in a win against Detroit and hope to repeat.
Corbin Burnes has been impressive since rejoining the rotation. He has won his last two starts allowing no earned runs and striking out 17. This year in 38.1 IP he has allowed one homerun which was his second appearance of the season. Burnes’s electric stuff leads to the high strikeout totals. He has a five pitch arsenal with his go to being the sinker that hovers in the upper 90s.
Analysis and Best Bet:
With both starters coming into the game hot, this has low scoring written all over it. I am not sold on the O/U because both bullpens have shown to implode. I am more comfortable with picking the Brewers to cover the (-1.5) runline. Burnes has been on lately and I expect it to continue today. The Crew had 10 hits in last night’s game and I think they will get to Boyd who has allowed more hits than innings pitched this year.