Chase Anderson (6-6, 4.30 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) square off against Scott Feldman (5-5, 3.90 ERA) and the Houston Astros (1-2) in the first of a three-game interleague series at Miller Park. Action starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 8 and can be seen on RTSW and FSWI.
Anderson will take the mound after recording 152.2 innings last year, closing out the season with a 6-6 record, 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 111 strikeouts. Scooter Gennett (.400 ) went 1 for 3 Wednesday with one run. Feldman will pitch for the Astros. Last season he pitched 108.1 innings last season, going 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA 1.31 WHIP, and one strikeouts. Tyler White (.667 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and four RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Astros -130 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5.
The Astros have a dynamic offense, leading the league with zero extra base hits. Houston is a terror on the base paths, ranking second in the MLB with three stolen bases.
Predictions: SU Winner - HOU
For the first time this season, the Brewers registered at least two errors.
The Milwaukee batters brought in a solid nine hits last game. Houston has a record of 0-2 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers and the Astros both have records of 1-0.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Milwaukee has earned eight this season. Houston ranks eighth with 16 runs.
Ranking 27th, Houston is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching four this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 12.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 1-1. When the Astros hit at least one homer, they have a 1-2 record.