Taylor Jungmann (9-8, 3.77 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (0-2) take on Jeff Samardzija (11-13, 4.96 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (2-0) in the last of a three-game series at Miller Park. The Giants won the last game 2-1, and San Francisco leads the series 2-0. Action starts at 1:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 6 and can be seen on CSBA and FSWI.
Jungmann will take the hill after pitching 119.1 innings last year, closing out the season with a 9-8 record, 3.77 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 107 strikeouts. Jonathan Villar (.333 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Samardzija takes the hill on the other side. He pitched 214.0 innings last season, going 11-13 with a 4.96 ERA 1.29 WHIP, and one strikeouts. Brandon Crawford (.429 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Giants, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have the San Francisco Giants as a -118 Favorite over the Dodgers and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5. They have been extremely effective at striking opposing batters out, leading the NL with 4.0 strikeouts per game.
The Giants capitalize on their at-bats at a high percentage, ranking .301 in the league with a .301 team batting average. The Giants are an excellent base stealing team with two stolen bases, ranking second in the MLB. Switching gears to San Francisco's pitching staff and defense, the Giants allow just 0.0 runs per game, ranking them fourth in the NL.
So far this season, the Giants are 2-0 against the Brewers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
The Giants won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Brewers are 0-1. The Giants are 1-0 in close games this season.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Brewers, as the Giants have won their last two games while the Brewers have lost their last two.
Ranking 20th in runs, Milwaukee has earned four this season. San Francisco ranks fifth with 14 runs.
Ranking 12th, Milwaukee is in the top half of the league in walks, notching five this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five with seven.
The Brewers are 0-1 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 2-0 when they hit at least one homer.