Zach Davies (1-3, 5.75 ERA) and John Lamb (0-2, 5.40 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (21-26) and the Cincinnati Reds (15-32) at Miller Park. The Reds come into this series hoping to snap a 10-game losing streak. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 27 and can be seen on FSWI and FSOH.
Davies pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out five and walking two in a 5-4 defeat to the Mets. Ryan Braun (.361, 23 Rs, 9 HRs, 30 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Lamb went 6.0 innings, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking three in a 4-0 defeat to the Mariners in his last outing. Jay Bruce (.263, 23 Rs, 8 HRs, 29 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday with one RBI.
The odds for Milwaukee and Cincinnati are Brewers -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
The Reds are struggling at 8-14 in their division, while the Brewers sit at 6-9.
The Brewers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Reds who are coming in with a 5-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
The Brewers are coming into the game with three consecutive wins, while the Reds currently have a losing streak of 10.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 10-5. The Brewers have an 18-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, Cincinnati has earned 179 this season. Milwaukee ranks 17th with 195 runs.
Ranking 28th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 109 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 192.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 15-11. When the Reds hit at least one homer, they have a 12-17 record.