Mike Foltynewicz (1-2, 4.57 ERA) and Junior Guerra (3-0, 3.96 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (12-32) and the Milwaukee Brewers (19-26) at Turner Field. The Brewers won the last game 2-1, and Milwaukee leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 25 and can be seen on FSWI and FSSE.
Foltynewicz pitched 3.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering five runs and striking out one in an 8-2 defeat to the Pirates. Mallex Smith (.248, 15 Rs, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one RBI. Guerra went 7.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out 11 and walking three in a 5-3 win over the Cubs in his most recent start. Ryan Braun (.357, 22 Rs, 8 HRs, 29 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Atlanta and Milwaukee are Brewers -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Brewers have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
The Brewers won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Braves are 2-7. The Brewers are 8-7 in close games this season.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Braves are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Brewers have a 2-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 2-20. The Brewers have a 3-21 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 18 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top half with 48.
Atlanta and Milwaukee both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. Atlanta sits at 23rd with 7.84 hits per game and Milwaukee ranks 24th with 7.82.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.618). Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half at 19th with an OPS of .712.
The Brewers are 14-22 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Braves are 3-24 when they allow at least one homer.