Stephen Nover's NL Total of Month - 34-18 Hot Streak!
Milwaukee vs. Pittsburgh,
07/07/2019 13:35 EDT,
Score: 5 - 6
Total: -105/+9½ Under
Chase Anderson and Joe Musgrove both are in good form. But there are other factors that point to an Under.
This has been a bitter division series and is the final game before All-Star break. Neither team won't play again until Friday. Not only are the top relievers for both teams fresh after the Pirates' 12-2 blowout win on Saturday, but it wouldn't shock if starters were used, too, if needed because of the timing.
Anderson is pitching his best ball of the season giving up three earned runs in his last two starts spanning 11 innings with an 8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio during this span. Josh Hader - the best two-inning reliever in baseball - could be used, too.
Musgrove has surrendered just one run in his last three starts spanning 16 innings. Musgrove hasn't been scored on during his last 12 innings.
There also are injuries. The Brewers are down shortstop Orlando Arcia, who was injured in a collision with Keston Hiura yesterday. The Pirates may not have outfielder Corey Dickerson, who suffered groin discomfort in Saturday's game. Pittsburgh already is missing injured outfielder Gregory Polanco.