Zach Davies (1-3, 6.29 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (15-22) go up against Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.54 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (17-21) in the last of a four-game series at Miller Park. The Padres won the last game 8-7, and San Diego leads the series 2-1. The game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and will air on FSWI and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Davies pitched 5.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out one and walking three in a 10-2 victory over the Marlins. The Padres were unsuccessful against the Cubs 8-7 the last time Vargas pitched. He went 4.0 innings, allowing six runs, striking out one and walking three. Melvin Upton Jr. (.282, 16 Rs, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Padres, going 4 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, two RBIs, and one stolen base.
The odds are Brewers -125 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Padres are 2-1 against the Brewers this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
The Padres won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Brewers are 6-4. The Padres are 5-8 in close games this season.
When leading after seven innings, San Diego is 9-10, while Milwaukee is 5-9.
The San Diego batters brought in a solid 13 hits last game. Milwaukee has a record of 1-7 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 13-4. The Padres have a 12-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st, San Diego sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 142 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top half at 11th with 164.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 99 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 157.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 10-9. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 14-5 record.