Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Picks and Predictions July 9th 2024

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Tue, Jul 9, 20:10 pm.
Milwaukee Brewers
ML: -165
Pittsburgh Pirates
ML: 140

Brewers Aim to Continue Home Success vs. Pirates

When the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, the first of three games in a three-game series, they will look to build on their success at home. Milwaukee has major areas of strength for been home, going 22-6 in its beyond 28 games after a 5-7 beginning and winning its beyond nine home series. In contrast, the Pirates have not yet decided on a starter to face Brewers righty Colin Rea (8-2, 3.34 ERA).

Pirates’ New Game

Pittsburgh is falling off a 8-2 triumph over the New York Mets on Monday, where Mitch Keller permitted two runs more than eight innings regardless of not being chosen for the Elite player Game. Joshua Palacios added a solo shot and Oneil Cruz drove in two runs for the Pirates.

Brewers’ Recent Game and Road Trip

The Brewers, who were idle on Monday, finished a 3-4 road trip with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Christian Yelich and Eric Haase each had a two-run homer, and Blake Perkins added a solo shot. Yelich, named an All-Star for the first time since 2019, hit .393 (11-for-28) on the road trip with three homers and five RBIs.

Colin Rea’s Consistent Performance

Rea, who pitched seven scoreless innings in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Colorado, is one of the Brewers’ most consistent starters and is coming off his best performance of the season.

“You might change your strategy, you might change your emphasis, but you’ve still got to go compete pitch to pitch and figure out a way,” Brewers manager Pat Murphy said of Rea’s performance. You simply cannot allow it to cloud your mind. Colin Rea, without a doubt, did not. What’s more, that lets you know all that you really want to be familiar with that young fellow.”

In his last eight outings, including six starts, Rea is 5-0 with a 2.56 earned run average. Nonetheless, he is 2-2 with a 5.56 Period in five profession games (four beginnings) against Pittsburgh. On May 13, when he pitched against the Pirates for the first time this season, he gave up three runs in six innings and lost.

Eric Haase’s Impact

Behind William Contreras and veteran backup Gary Sanchez, Eric Haase did not initially make the big-league club this season despite a strong spring training where he hit .395 with five home runs and 14 RBIs over 38 at-bats. Haase has been impactful since being called up from Triple-A Nashville, hitting .455 (5-for-11) with a homer and three RBIs in three games.

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Pirates’ Standings and Recent Performance

Pittsburgh is 4-6 over its past 10 games and sits in third place in the National League Central, 9 1/2 games behind the division-leading Brewers. Pirates manager Derek Shelton noted that Oneil Cruz was pulled from Monday’s game out of caution after his hamstring tightened while running the bases.

Key Players for the Pirates

Pittsburgh reliever Carmen Mlodzinski has been a champion, with a 0.87 Period and a .169 batting normal against him in his beyond 15 excursions tracing all the way back to May 31. Mlodzinski faced the Brewers eight times last season, winning two of those contests with a 1.86 earned run average in 9 1/3 innings.

Rowdy Tellez, who played first base for Milwaukee for the previous two and a half seasons, is beginning to get hot. In his last 12 games, Tellez has hit.351 (13-for-37), hit five home runs, including a grand slam, and had 11 RBIs.


The Brewers will rely on the consistency of Colin Rea and the hot bats of players like Christian Yelich and Eric Haas in order to maintain their strong home performance. In the meantime, the Pirates will attempt to build on their recent victory by enlisting the assistance of important players like Rowdy Tellez and Carmen Mlodzinski. As both teams strive to rise in the National League Central, this series promises to be a fierce competition.

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Milwaukee Brewers
O 8.5
Pittsburgh Pirates
U 8.5
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