TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
#908 MILWAUKEE with Woodruff (-145) over St. Louis with Quintana at 7:40 PM EST
In a critical mode off back-to-back losses to the Reds and Cardinals, the Brewers will respond with a solid performance of their own on Wednesday night. Milwaukee is 1.5-games back in the hunt for the final NL Wild Card spot and manager Craig Counsell’s troops can’t afford to slip any further in the standings.
Up on the bump for the Brew Crew will be right-hander Brandon Woodruff. With 25 starts in the bank this season, No. 53 has pitched very well allowing only 50 earned runs and 114 hits in 141.1 innings of work. Woodruff struck out 173 and walked 40 on his way to a 12-4 record and a respectable 3.18 ERA. Brandon’s efforts inside American Family Field have been awesome too. Woodruff was touched for only 16 earned runs and 44 hits in 66.2 frames. That’s good enough for a 7-0 record and a powerful 2.16 ERA.
Aging southpaw Jose Quintana will grab the pearl for the visitors. So far in 2022, No. 62 has made 10 starts for the Redbirds and been tapped for 13 earned runs and 49 hits in 54.2 frames. Quintana whiffed 41 and walked 13 on his way to a 3-1 mark with a 2.14 ERA. The road has been a trouble spot for Jose this season. As a guest, “Q” has been tagged for 30 earned runs and 72 hits in 65.1 innings. After the math, that adds up to a 2-2 tally with a 4.13 ERA.
There are several quality trends that support this investment. Milwaukee has won six of its last eight against division foes, five of its last seven after allowing five or more runs in its previous game, and 10 of its last 14 after scoring two runs or less last. On the other side of the field, St. Louis has fallen in 22 of its last 32 as a guest facing a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage greater than .500 mand 25 of its last 37 facing an opposing arm that holds a WHIP less than 1.15.
The Brewers play their final eight games in the comforts of home, and they need to make them count if they want to be included in playoff baseball. Take Milwaukee with Woodruff. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 39-13 MLB ULTIMATE RUN-LINE WAGER
Stryker followed up Monday’s payday on the Cowboys with a nice Best Bet victory on the Yankees last night and he’s headed back to the diamond with one more investment that will grab the cash. Solid pitching supports this money-maker along with a fair price and one elite 39-13 team trend. Grab Tom’s MLB Ultimate Run-Line Wager for $30.