The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet on Friday from Miller Park. All odds for MLB games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Brewers do not have much to play for this season but they are not quitting down the stretch. They are 8-2 in the last 10 games but still sit 17 games back in the division. Their lead on offense by Ryan Braun who is hitting .311 for the season. Tonight they will start Mark Rogers who has won his last two decisions on the mound. In just 33 innings of work Rogers is pitching to a 4.28 ERA.
The Pirates are the thick of the playoff race and with a good finish they can secure a spot. They are 4-6 in the last 10 games and sit a half came out of the wildcard. They will start Jeff Karstens tonight who missed his last start with an injury. For the season in 83 innings Karstens is pitching 283.47 ERA.
Milwaukee is 6-2 in their last eight games as a favorite, 8-3 in their last 11 games overall, and 9-3 in their last 12 games against the NL Central. Pittsburgh is 104 in their last five road games, 1-5 in their last six games against a team with a losing record, and 5-2 in Karstens’ last seven starts. Pittsburgh is 1-4 in Karstens’ last five starts against Milwaukee.
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