In the second of a two-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (27-31) and the Oakland Athletics (25-33) at Miller Park, Chase Anderson (3-6, 4.68 ERA) and Jesse Hahn (2-3, 6.10 ERA) take the mound. The Brewers won the last game 5-4, and Milwaukee leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 8 and will air on CSCA and FSWI.
In his last start, Anderson pitched 5.2 innings, allowing one run and striking out six in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies. Chris Carter (.227, 29 Rs, 16 HRs, 39 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, two home runs, and five RBIs. The Athletics were unsuccessful against the Astros 12-2 the last time Hahn pitched. He went 0.2 inning, giving up seven runs, striking out one and walking two. Danny Valencia (.343, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run.
Milwaukee is listed as a -115 favorite with a total of 9 in Game 2 of this series.
Pick - Mil
In their last game, the Athletics lost by a margin of one run. The Brewers are 11-8 in one-run games. The Athletics have a 7-10 record in close games.
After a weak showing last week where they got in six hits, the Brewers need to step it up. The Athletics have a record of 15-2 when opponents get six hits or less.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 4-26. The Athletics have a 5-28 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee and Oakland both rank in the bottom half of the league in home runs. Milwaukee sits at 16th with 63 home runs this season and Oakland ranks 18th with 61.
Ranking 29th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 136 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 234.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 20-14, well-matched with the Athletics who are 20-17 when hitting one or more homers.