TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH
#907 MILWAUKEE with Burnes (-130) over NY Mets with Peterson at 7:10 PM EST
Off last night’s embarrassing 4-0 shutout loss to the Mets and on a shocking 1-9 run in their last 10 games, the Brew Crew will rally with one of their best arms on the bump. Amazingly, manager Craig Counsell’s kids are only 2.5-games back in the NL Central standings and they know they need to pick up the pace immediately.
Toeing the rubber for the visitors will be right-hander Corbin Burnes. So far this season, No. 39 has started 12 games for the Brewers and been touched for only 20 earned runs and 53 hits in 72.2 innings. Burnes struck out 92 and walked 17 on his way to 3-4 record with a strong 2.48 ERA. Last year, Corbin faced the Boys from the Big Apple twice and threw very well. With 12.2 frames completed, Burnes surrendered only two earned runs and 11 hits. That’s good enough for a 1-0 mark and a strong 1.42 ERA.
Left-hander David Peterson gets the nod for the home team. With eight appearances in the books this year including six starts, No. 23 was tapped for 12 earned runs and 27 hits in 36.0 frames. Peterson fanned 32 and walked 18 on his way to a 3-0 tally with a 3.00 ERA. Surprisingly, David hasn’t performed as well at home though. In his own backyard, Peterson has been slapped for seven earned runs and 13 hits in 14.0 innings. After the math, that adds up to a 1-0 mark with a soft 4.50 ERA.
Even though the Mets are playing well (41-22 on the season), this will prove to be a difficult spot for manager Buck Showalter and his crew. Technically speaking, New York has slipped in 32 of its last 47 when priced as an underdog, six of its last eight in the second game of a series, and 11 of its last 14 when playing on hump day.
The Brew Crew have their ace holding the pearl and their best chance for a victory in this series comes with him on the mound. Take Milwaukee with Burnes. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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