Jimmy Nelson (3-2, 3.16 ERA) and Jered Weaver (3-0, 3.86 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (9-15) and the Los Angeles Angels (12-13) at Miller Park. Action begins at 7:20 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 2 and can be seen on FSWI and FSW.
Nelson pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three, striking out six and walking four in a 4-3 defeat to the Cubs. Chris Carter (.278, 15 Rs, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 5 with three runs, two home runs, and three RBIs. Weaver went 6.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out four and walking two in a 9-4 win over the Royals in his last outing. Kole Calhoun (.289, 12 Rs, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run, two RBIs, and one stolen base.
The odds for Milwaukee and Los Angeles are Milwaukee -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
When leading after seven innings, Los Angeles is 7-5, while Milwaukee is 4-5.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Brewers have a 1-5 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 9-2. The Brewers have an 8-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 89 this season. Milwaukee ranks 14th with 103 runs.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 74 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five with 93.
The Brewers are 7-5 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Angels are 9-6 when they hit at least one homer.