Milwaukee Brewers (60-52) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (49-61)
Game Info: Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 2:10 pm (American Family Field)
Brandon Woodruff (1-0) (0.79) vs Johan Oviedo (5-11) (4.42)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -200 / Pittsburgh Pirates +155 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet for their divisional series finale this Sunday from American Family Field. Milwaukee escaped with a walkoff victory in game three, 3-2.
Pirates Preview & Projected Starter
Pittsburgh comes in at 49-61 after losing to Milwaukee. The Pirates almost had win number fifty, but their bullpen cost them another contest, and they’ll now look to avoid another series loss. The Pittsburgh offense is scoring 4.11 runs per game, while batting .235, with a .320 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.50 ERA, with a 1.38 WHIP.
Johan Oviedo (5-10, 4.53 ERA, 97 Ks) will get the ball for Pittsburgh. The fourth-year righty returned from the break and tossed a gem against San Francisco, tying a season-high ten strikeouts in seven full innings pitched, but he somehow wasn’t rewarded with a winning decision. That’s been a sad, recurring theme for Oviedo this season, who’s either been dealt a loss or no decision despite pitching well multiple times this season. Oviedo’s last trip to the LA area didn’t go particularly well, as he gave up five runs in 6.2 innings to the Dodgers in his start to close the first half, and he’ll seek better results here.
Pirates Player Trends Props
Jack Suwinski now becomes the primary source of power in the Pittsburgh lineup with the departure of Santana, and he leads the club in home runs (21) and RBI (52).
Bryan Reynolds has recorded a hit in five of the previous seven games, and he’s first on the team in hits (88), with solids of .256/11/47.
Andrew McCutchen is hitless over his last two games, but he leads Pittsburgh in batting (.262), with ten homers and 28 RBI.
Brewers Betting Preview
Milwaukee moved to 54-43 after taking two of three from Philadelphia. The Brewers have now won eight of their last ten games, and they’ve appeared to regain their early season form. The Milwaukee offense is 4.56 scoring runs per game, while batting .231, with a .307 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.95 ERA, with a 1.31 WHIP.
Brandon Woodruff (6-7, 4.41 ERA, 113 Ks) will take the mound for Milwaukee. The seventh-year pitcher will make his first appearance since April here.
Brewers Player Trends & Props
Christian Yelich has really picked things up, and after homering in three of the previous five games, he leads the Brewers in hits (101) and RBI (54), with fourteen homers.
Willy Adames has recorded a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he leads the Brewers in home runs (16), with 46 RBI.
Corey’s Free Pick
After squeaking by to secure a victory last night, today may go a bit easier for the Brewers. They’ll welcome Brandon Woodruff back here, and if he gets run support this should result in a win for the Brew Crew. The Bucs have fought hard this season, but I think they’ll follow their season trend of coming up just too short here. Back Milwaukee to close this divisional set with a win Sunday.