In the last of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (11-15) and the Los Angeles Angels (12-15) at Miller Park, Zach Davies (0-3, 8.78 ERA) and Hector Santiago (2-1, 3.34 ERA) take the mound. The Brewers won the last game 5-4, and Milwaukee leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 1:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 4 and will air on FSW.
In his most recent outing, Davies pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out five and walking three in a 6-3 loss to the Marlins. Chris Carter (.287, 17 Rs, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, two home runs, and three RBIs. The Angels were unsuccessful against the Rangers 4-2 the last time Santiago pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs, striking out one and walking one. Yunel Escobar (.290, 13 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs) has been doing well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds are Angels -140 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9. So far this season, the Brewers are 2-0 against the Angels.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
In their last game, the Angels lost by a margin of one run. The Brewers are 4-2 in one-run games. The Angels have a 3-4 record in close games.
The Brewers are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded five strikeouts. The Angels have a record of 7-9 when opponents' pitchers have five strikeouts or less.
It looks like the Brewers have a slight leg up on the Angels, as the Brewers have won their last three games while the Angels have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 9-3. The Brewers have a 9-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd, Los Angeles sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 98 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 116.
Ranking 17th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 81 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five with 102.
The Brewers are 8-5 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Angels are 9-7 when they hit at least one homer.