In the second of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (10-15) and the Los Angeles Angels (12-14) at Miller Park, Junior Guerra (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Nick Tropeano (1-0, 2.11 ERA) take the mound. The Brewers won the last game 8-5, and Milwaukee leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 3 and will air on FSWI and FSW.
This is the first time Guerra will take the hill this season. Ryan Braun (.372, 15 Rs, 5 HRs, 21 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 3 with one run and one RBI. The Angels were victorious over the Royals 4-2 the last time Tropeano pitched. He went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs, striking out six and walking two. Mike Trout (.312, 15 Rs, 6 HRs, 18 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Angels, going 4 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, three RBIs, and one stolen base.
The odds are Angels -125 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
So far this season, the Brewers are 1-0 against the Angels.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
When leading after seven innings, Los Angeles is 7-5, while Milwaukee is 4-5.
The Angels managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are heading in with a 7-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 9-2. The Brewers have a 9-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st in runs, Los Angeles has earned 94 this season. Milwaukee ranks 11th with 111 runs.
Ranking 17th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 78 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 97.
The Brewers are 7-5 when they hit at least one home run. The Angels perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 9-7 record.