Milwaukee Trying To Join Postseason Party
The Milwaukee Brewers go for a second straight win when they take on the visiting Miami Marlins in the third of a four-game weekend series on Saturday night.
Milwaukee got the win on Friday and enters Saturday a half-game behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. Miami has alternated wins and losses over its last six contests and is in fourth place in the NL East standings. To help with your betting online, check out our in-depth preview of Saturday’s contest.
Marlins Putting Up Fight in Final Weeks
The Miami Marlins have shown flashes of their potential over the last few weeks, going 5-4 over their last nine, including splitting a two-game series with the New York Mets earlier this week and winning one of the first two games in this series against a desperate Milwaukee Brewers squad. It might not seem like a lot, but for a team with a season-winning percentage of .414, it’s showing some heart when their playoff dreams have long been dashed.
Right-hander Edward Cabrera will get the start for Saturday’s contest for Miami. The 24-year-old is 6-4 with a 3.15 ERA in 13 starts, striking out 70 in 68⅔ innings. He’s coming off a loss against the Washington Nationals, as he went 3⅔ innings on Sunday and allowed three runs on six hits while striking out three and walking none.
The Miami offensive attack was fairly quiet on Friday, managing just five hits, all singles. First baseman Lewin Diaz was the only Marlins player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3. Diaz is batting .181 with four doubles, five home runs, 11 RBIs and 12 runs scored in 53 games.
Brewers Trying To Make Up Ground In Wild Card Race
The Milwaukee Brewers need all the wins they can get as they try to overtake the Philadelphia Phillies for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. So when Milwaukee was facing Miami Marlins ace pitcher Sandy Alcantara on Friday night, Corbin Burnes knew he needed to come up with a big performance on the mound as well. He did just that, throwing eight shutout innings to help the Brewers to a 1-0 victory.
“That’s what great players do,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of Burnes after Friday’s win. “They step up and give you great performances when you need them most. That’s exactly what Corbin did tonight. Not only was it eight dominant innings, but it helps us out a ton going into the weekend.”
Left-hander Aaron Ashby will do his best to replicate that performance on Saturday. Ashby is 2-10 with a 4.50 ERA, striking out 118 over 100 innings stretched across 25 overall appearances.
His last outing was in relief on Sunday, going 1⅔ innings against the Cincinnati Reds and allowing one run on two hits while striking out none and walking two.
First baseman Rowdy Tellez drove in the only run of Friday’s contest with a sacrifice fly. Tellez leads the Brewers with 34 home runs, batting .220 with 23 doubles, 88 RBIs and 65 runs scored.
Marlins vs Brewers Head-To-Head
The Milwaukee Brewers have a 3-2 edge on the MIami Marlins in the teams’ season series entering Saturday’s contest. Milwaukee hasn’t lost a season series to Miami since the 2016 campaign, winning three straight before not playing in 2020 and tying at three wins apiece last season.
The Brewers are looking for their first winning record at home against the Marlins since the 2018 campaign, as Miami has gone 2-1 at Milwaukee in its last two trips. The MLB lines for Saturday’s game are giving the edge to the host Brewers to get the victory.
Marlins vs Brewers Game Information
- Game: Marlins (65-92) vs Brewers (84-73)
- Location: American Family Field
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 1, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Marlins vs Brewers Live Stream: MLB TV
Marlins vs Brewers Betting Lines
|+160||7½ Evo||3½ -135u|
|Brewers||-180||7½ -120u||4½ -110o / 4½ -120u|
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Marlins vs Brewers Prediction
The Miami Marlins have shown a lot of fight in this series, but the Milwaukee Brewers know they need to get wins if they want their season to continue into the playoffs. Look for a solid effort from the Brewers as they pick up the victory on Saturday night.
When doing your MLB betting, take Milwaukee to win at home.