In the second of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (39-26) and the Milwaukee Brewers (30-34) at AT&T Park, Madison Bumgarner (7-2, 1.88 ERA) and Matt Garza (0-0, 0.00 ERA) get the start. The Giants won the last game 11-5, and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 14 and will air on CSBA and FSWI.
In his last start, Bumgarner pitched 6.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking one in a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox. Brandon Belt (.300, 31 Rs, 8 HRs, 33 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and two RBIs. This is the first start of the season for Garza. He pitched 148.2 innings last season, finishing 6-14 with a 5.63 ERA his most recent outing Ryan Braun (.313, 26 Rs, 11 HRs, 36 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
The Giants are a massive -270 favorite for this Tuesday night battle. The total is just 6.5 runs.
Pick - SF
The Brewers managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are heading in with a 15-7 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 26-5. The Giants have a 26-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th in runs, Milwaukee has earned 264 this season. San Francisco ranks 13th with 285 runs.
San Francisco and Milwaukee both rank in the bottom half of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. San Francisco sits at 18th with an OPS of .721, and Milwaukee ranks 16th with an OPS of .727.
The Brewers are 23-30 when they allow at least one home run. The Giants perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 16-19 record.