The Coach's 10* MLB Gourmet *HOME COOKIN'*
San Diego vs. Milwaukee,
08/06/2015 14:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 10
Money Line: -114 Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers came into this four-game set against the San Diego Padres on the back of five consecutive losses and dropped the opener 13-5. They've won two straight since and I like them to deny the Padres a split of the series with another win Wednesday afternoon.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Pitching - The Padres hand the ball to Odrisamer Despaigne (5-7, 4.75 ERA) who's off a pair of "Ws" and conceded three runs on five hits in six innings at Miami his last start. He's 2-3 with a 4.88 ERA over 10 outings away from home for the year and the Padres are 3-8 in Despaigne's last 11 starts as a road underdog. The Brew Crew will counter with Matt Garza (5-12, 5.17) who is off a pair of losses conceding six runs on 11 hits over 11 2/3 innings of work. Perhaps a date with the Padres is what he needs to turn a corner as he's 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 21 innings over three career meetings.
2. Situational - The Padres have lost four of their last five as a road underdog while the Brewers are 5-1 in their last six games as a home favorite of -110 to -150.
3. X-Factor - Ryan Braun has been swinging a hot bat of late going 7-for-13 with five doubles in the last four games.
Selection: This is a play on the Milwaukee Brewers (10*)