GAME: Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers

DATE/TIME: Monday, June 23, 2014 8:10 PM EST

WHERE: Miller Park, Milwaukee WI

Pitching Matchup: Nationals - Gio Gonzalez (L) vs Brewers- Matt Garza (R)

LATEST ODDS: Brewers -120 Total 7.5

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 13-16 -596

The Milwaukee Brewers own the best record in the entire National League and 2nd best record in Major Baseball. The underappreciated Milwaukee Brewers has spent the following days alone or tied at each position in the National League Central Division standings: 1ST: 78, 2ND: 1, 3RD: 2, 4TH: 1, 5TH: 0. The much not publically known Milwaukee Brewers on a National forum took over sole possession of 1st place on April 9th and have remained in that spot every day since then. Currently The Brewers lead the St. Louis Cardinals by 5.5 games. Here is their recipe for success for this season so far:


  Season Stats Rank
Runs/G 4.54 5
BA .260 6
OPS .736 6
HR 79 6
SB 48 9
Full Statistics


  Season Stats Rank
ERA 3.63 12
WHIP 1.24 6
Ks 587 15
Quality Starts 51 2
Errors 47 19

The Milwaukee Brewers will see Lefty Starter Gio Gonzalez who has a 3 & 4 record going 55.2 frames allowing 30 earn runs on 53 hits along with 23 strolls to first base. However, much more noticeable is his last 25.2 innings generously surrendering 20 earn runs on 30 hits for a really pathetic earn run average of 7.01 during this period of time.

With a split of a 4 game series with the Atlanta Braves from Thursday through yesterday, the Washington Nationals still lost 6 out of their last 10 matchups. Washington will be squaring off against Milwaukee’s Right Hand Starter Matt Garza who comes off from 5 consecutive quality starts going 33.2 innings giving up 31 hits only allowing 9 earn runs for a stellar earn run average of 2.41.

MLB Pick: Milwaukee -130 Over 8