The trip to the West Coast didn’t seem to affect Milwaukee too bad on Thursday night, as they rallied for a 3-2 win over San Francisco in the series opener to cash in at +100. Game one was the pitching duel we all expected between Corbin Burnes and Carlos Rodon, even though Milwaukee did hold a 13-4 edge in hits.
The July 15th Brewers at Giants betting contest could be decided on the mound as well with an O/U of just 7 runs. Milwaukee is a -134 favorite behind Brandon Woodruff (7-3, 4.01 ERA). San Francisco could have some value at +114 with Alex Wood (6-7, 4.43 ERA) as Friday night’s starter but they’re still going to need more from their offense.
Brewers Look for the Turnaround
Milwaukee hasn’t been playing their best lately. They’ve split a four game series with the Pirates, lost two of three to the Cubs, came back and lost two of three again to Pittsburgh and then split a two game set with the Twins. Thursday’s win was optimistic as the Brewers pushed their mark to 9-3 over their last 12 road games.
Jonathan Davis delivered a two-out dribble down the line in the 10th that ended up being the game winner for Milwaukee. Andrew McCutchen and Willy Adames also accounted for 2 RBI from the top of the order but it was 7.1 IP with just 1 ER allowed and 10 K’s from Burnes that kept the Brewers in the series opener.
Now Woodruff will try to dazzle in the July 15th Brewers at Giants betting matchup. He gave up 3 ER over 6.0 IP to the Pirates in his last start but had allowed just 1 over 11.0 IP in his first two since returning from the injured list.
Giants Try to Even Things Up
San Francisco scored one of their runs on Thursday night on a wild pitch with All-Star Joc Pederson knocking in the other with one of just four SF hits on the night. The Giants haven’t been starting series’ off on the right foot, but they’ve rallied to take two of three from Arizona and the final two of a four game set with the Padres so will we see a bounce back again?
Woodruff presents another strong test on the mound for the San Francisco offense. Brandon Belt is 2-7 vs. the Milwaukee starter in his career with both hits being a HR. Brandon Crawford has two hits and a walk in six plate appearances against Woodruff as well.
Rodon did a bend but don’t break performance in the opener, allowing 8 hits but just 1 run as he left with a 2-1 lead after 5.0 IP. Wood will try to limit the Brewers baserunners in his start on Friday night, coming off 7 shutout innings against the Padres. Wood has allowed just 7 hits and an earned run in his last two starts so he’s coming into form.
Free July 15th Brewers at Giants Betting Pick
Wood has pitched well in his last two starts and has a 0.75 ERA in July. That has to give the Giants some consideration, but SF is also just 1-9 in their last 10 home games vs. a RH starter. The Brewers meanwhile have won six of their last seven vs. a LH starter. That gives Milwaukee the edge.
Free Pick: Brewers -134
Free Pick: Under 7