In the last of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (12-33) and the Milwaukee Brewers (20-26) at Turner Field, Matt Wisler (2-3, 2.93 ERA) and Wily Peralta (2-5, 6.99 ERA) get the ball. The Brewers won the last game 3-2, and Milwaukee leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 26 and will air on FSWI and FSSE.
In his last start, Wisler pitched 6.2 innings, giving up one run, striking out seven and walking two in a 7-1 victory over the Phillies. Mallex Smith (.245, 15 Rs, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. The Brewers were unsuccessful against the Mets 3-2 the last time Peralta pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking two. Ryan Braun (.361, 22 Rs, 8 HRs, 29 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Brewers, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Braves -130 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 at the moment.
The previous two games have all gone Milwaukee's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
The Brewers won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Braves are 2-8. The Brewers are 9-7 in close games this season.
The Braves managed to give up nine walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are coming in with a 2-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Brewers have a slight leg up on the Braves, as the Brewers have won their last two games while the Braves have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 9-7. The Brewers have a 17-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 140 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 189.
Ranking 22nd, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 132 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at third with 188.
The Braves are 4-10 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Brewers are 14-11 when they hit at least one homer.