Junior Guerra (1-0, 6.00 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (2-3, 4.93 ERA) start in the second of a four-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (14-21) and the San Diego Padres (16-20) at Miller Park. The Padres won the last game 3-0, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 13 and can be seen on FSWI and FSSD.
Guerra pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out six and walking two in a 5-4 win over the Reds. Ryan Braun (.376, 20 Rs, 7 HRs, 27 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Cashner went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out one and walking one in a 4-3 defeat to the Mets in his last outing. Melvin Upton Jr. (.267, 15 Rs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 6 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Padres, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Milwaukee and San Diego are unavailable, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now.
The Padres have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
San Diego won its last game in a shutout, its third of the season. Milwaukee has been shut out three times this season.
The Brewers didn't score any runs in their last game. The Padres have a 3-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
It looks like the Padres have a slight leg up on the Brewers, as the Padres have won their last three games while the Brewers have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 12-4. The Padres have an 11-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st in runs, San Diego has earned 134 this season. Milwaukee ranks ninth with 156 runs.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 92 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at fourth with 139.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 10-8. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 13-5 record.