The Miami Marlins (38-41) and Milwaukee Brewers (37-42) will continue a four-game National League series on Tuesday afternoon at Miller Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:10 ET
Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers
Miami was unable to hold onto an early 5-2 lead in eventually dropping a 6-5 decision on the road to Milwaukee on Monday night, as the club has now lost five consecutive games at this venue. “A lot of things bad happened for us not to win the game,” stated Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen. The Marlins defense committed three errors in the contest, while the team has allowed an average of six runs during their overall nine-game losing streak in this series. Miami is 0-3 this season when the total is 9 to 9.5, with the “over” cashing in each of those contests.
Marlins starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (4-6, 3.94 ERA) has watched the club alternate wins and losses over his last four efforts, as he picked up a 5-3 home win over the St. Louis Cardinals last time out, giving up three runs and seven hits over seven frames. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA in six road outings, issuing nine walks and striking out 35 batters in 40.2 combined innings. In six career games versus the Brewers, Sanchez has compiled a 2-1 record and 4.73 ERA, including a 1-1 mark and 4.38 ERA in two outings at this venue.
Milwaukee has played a lot of close games over the past 26 contests, with 14 of those being decided by a single run. “Those are the kind of games we’ve been struggling to win lately, so that’s a good sign,” stated Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke about last night’s victory. The Brewers are now 21-19 at home this season, and 2-4 against NL East opponents. Second baseman Rickie Weeks is batting .187 this year, but could play a major part in this series, considering he’s 9 for 22 in his last six games against the Marlins. Milwaukee is 7-10 at home with a money line of -100 to -125.
Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada (0-3, 4.50 ERA) is coming off a career-high 12-strikeout performance in his last effort, as he returned from a stint on the disabled list with a quadriceps strain. The right-hander is 0-3 with a 4.75 ERA in seven starts this year, while posting a 3.00 ERA in five relief appearances. In five career games (one start) versus the Marlins, Estrada has tallied an 0-1 record and 12.27 ERA.
Bettors will likely back the Brewers due to their 43-12 record at home against losing teams, while the Marlins are 0-6 in Sanchez’s last six starts following a quality showing.
Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -111
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