Giants Finding Unique Ways To Win
The Giants are living a charmed life at the moment and will attempt to keep it going Sunday in the series finale with the Brewers, which doubles as the last game before the All-Star break. Gabe Kapler’s team followed Friday’s win via Mike Yastrzemski’s walk-off grand slam, they are first in nearly 50 years, with another Saturday, this time by a bases-loaded balk in the eighth inning.
Wilmer Flores did the honors as the Giants, who find themselves in fifth place in the National League Wild-Card standings, three games between the second-place Phillies, capitalized on a strong outing from pitcher Alex Cobb, who tossed 7.1 innings of the one-run, four-hit ball but didn’t get the win.
“It’s nice to win some of these close games,” Yastrzemski told the media. “We’ve had some heartbreakers this year where we’ve lost by one run when we’ve been in the game. It’s nice to be on the winning side of that.”
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Shell-Shocked Brewers Look To Rebound
Jason Alexander was supposed to get the start for the Milwaukee Brewers, but instead it will be lefty Aaron Ashby who takes the mound Sunday. The 24-year-old hasn’t had the best couple of months for the Brewers, who followed up a win in the opening game of a four-game series with losses in each of the last two games of the series.
Ashby’s last two starts have been his best since May and he appears to be putting it back together against missing two weeks with forearm inflammation. If the Missouri native can bring down his BB/9 (4.24) and BABIB (.331) and maintain his 10.72 K/9, good for 22nd in MLB, he can be a solid pitcher in the second half.
Webb Enjoying Best Season
Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb may have enjoyed his breakout season last year when he went 11-3 with a 3.03 ERA, but the 25-year-old righty is taking it to another level in his fourth season in the majors. The California native finds himself in the top 20 in MLB in ERA, wins and innings pitched, and has been lights out in June and July, recording six outings with two or fewer earned runs. Webb, a fourth-round draft pick of the San Francisco Giants in 2014, will be facing the Brewers for the first time this season, but was dominant in two games against them last season, tossing 13 innings while allowing seven hits to go along with 19 strikeouts and just two walks.
Brewers vs Giants Head-to-Head
The Giants have taken three of four games from the Brewers and are 6-4 against them over the last two seasons. The teams did not face each other in 2020.
Those placing sports bets on the under have won three of four games this season and five of the last six matchups in this rivalry. The only game to hit the over was Friday’s game in which the Giants hit three home runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to post an 8-5 win.
Brewers vs Giants Game Information
- Game: Brewers (50-42) vs Giants (47-43)
- Location: Oracle Park
- Day/Time: Sunday, July 17, 4:05 p.m. ET
- Brewers vs Giants Live Stream: MLB TV
Brewers vs Giants Betting Lines
|Milwaukee Brewers||+1½ -165||+125||7½ -110o||3½ Evo / 3½ -130u|
|San Francisco Giants||-1½ +145||-140||7½ -110u||3½ -145o / 3½ +115u|
Brewers vs Giants Prediction
The pitching matchup coupled with the fact the Giants have done well against left-handers, screams for an MLB bet on the Giants covering the run line and that is where we land in this one.
The Giants haven’t covered in three straight games since having a five-game run in June and they have been shaky in July, going 6-9 against the MLB lines point spread, but the Brewers have been just as inconsistent and their bullpen can’t be counted on to close out a game.