Milwaukee Brewers (68-57) vs Minnesota Twins (65-60)
Game Info: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 8:10 pm (American Family Field)
Wade Miley (6-3) (3.05) vs Bailey Ober (6-6) (3.40)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -106 / Minnesota Twins -111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins will cross the state line to take on the Milwaukee Brewers for game one of their interleague series this Tuesday from American Family Field.
Twins Preview & Projected Starter
Minnesota moved to 62-58 after taking two of three from Philadelphia. The Twins snapped a four-game skid in Philly last weekend, and they’ll look to create more separation atop the AL Central this week. The Minnesota offense is scoring 3.47 runs per game, while batting .237, with a .315 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.58 ERA, with a 1.18 WHIP.
Bailey Ober (6-6, 3.40 ERA, 113 Ks) will take the mound for Minnesota. The third-year righty pitched a solid outing against Detroit last week, striking out six through five innings en route to a Twins win. Ober’s been solid at home this season, but he has struggled a bit away from Target Field, allowing three or more runs in four of his last five road spots.
Twins Player Trends & Props
• Carlos Correa has been reliable this month, and after collecting a hit in eleven of the last twelve games, he leads the Twins in hits (98) and RBI (54), with fifteen home runs.
• Jorge Polanco has produced a run in four of the previous six games, and he’s batting .244 with 29 RBI over 51 games.
• Max Kepler has totaled multiple runs in five of the last six games, and he’s up to twenty homers and 48 RBI for the season.
• Donovan Solano has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads the Twins in batting (.284).
Brewers Preview & Projected Starter
Milwaukee moved to 68-57 after sweeping Texas. The Brewers ended their west coast trip on a positive note by bringing the brooms out on the Rangers, and they’ll look to continue their interleague success here at home. 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.
Wade Miley (6-3, 2.90 ERA, 53 Ks) will take the mound for Milwaukee. The veteran southpaw had a tough time in LA last week, allowing four runs in five innings to the Dodgers to take his third loss of the season. Two of Miley’s three losses have come to LAD, so there isn’t much shame in that, and he’ll face a manageable Twins lineup at home here. Prior to that outing, Miley allowed two runs combined over his previous three starts, and he’ll look to get back on track in this interleague matchup Tuesday.
Brewers Player Trends & Props
• Christian Yelich has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads the Brewers in hits (134) and RBI (67), with sixteen homers.
• Willy Adames produced a run in all three wins over Texas, and he leads Milwaukee in home runs (19), with 55 RBI.
• William Contreras has doubled in three of his last four appearances, and he leads the team in batting (.274), with 57 runs batted in.
• Carlos Santana has plated a run in five of the last seven games, and he’s tallied eighteen homers and 66 RBI between time in Pittsburgh and Milwaukee this season.
Corey’s Free Pick
These two midwestern clubs hold division leads and have a very good chance of making the postseason, but I like leaning on the hosts here in game one. Milwaukee has been the more consistent team, and with Wade Miley set to go at home, we can expect to get a solid outing from him. Bailey Ober has been solid himself, but he’s given up production on the road this season, and the Brew Crew may be able to find some off of him. Let’s back Milwaukee for this pick ‘em spot on Tuesday, and give the Under a look as well.