Boston Red Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers Picks and Predictions May 25th 2024

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Boston Red Sox
ML: -150
Milwaukee Brewers
ML: 125

Red Sox Aim to Keep Brewers’ Bats in Check in Rematch

Match Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers

The Boston Red Sox are set to face the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon in the second game of their three-game series. After a disappointing loss in the series opener, the Red Sox need to improve their pitching performance to secure a win against the visiting Brewers.

Brewers’ Offensive Power

In Friday night’s series opener, Milwaukee’s Nos. 2-4 hitters—William Contreras, Christian Yelich, and Willy Adames—dominated the game. They combined for seven hits, five RBIs, and four runs, leading the Brewers to a 7-2 victory. Contreras went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, highlighting his crucial role in the team’s win.

“He’s a top-five player in baseball right now,” Brewers right-hander Bryse Wilson said about Contreras, who was instrumental in the win. Wilson pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief of opener Jared Koenig, showcasing Milwaukee’s strong bullpen.

Yelich contributed with a 3-for-4 performance, driving in a run, while Adames added two hits and two RBIs. “Everyone has to respect William, but he has (Yelich) hitting behind him,” Milwaukee manager Pat Murphy said. “When he’s hitting, that’s helping everyone. There was some good, hard contact tonight, and we stayed relentless by getting on base.”

Red Sox’s Pitching Woes

Boston’s starting pitcher Kutter Crawford struggled, allowing six runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, raising his ERA from 2.17 to 2.89. “He had a tough time putting people away,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “They extended at-bats and credit to them. They’re a good ballclub.”

Contreras’s two-run homer in the third inning gave the Brewers a 3-0 lead, and Milwaukee extended the advantage to 6-1 in the fifth inning, thanks to an RBI double by Yelich and a two-run double from Adames that ended Crawford’s night. “It was a good game for us,” Contreras said through an interpreter. “Guys like Yelich, Adames, myself—we were able to put it together.”

Key Performances and Upcoming Matchup

The Brewers expected to win on Friday during their nine-game excursion, in which they lost four of the initial seven games. Milwaukee has a 17-12 record out and about this season, while Boston is battling with a 10-14 record at home.

Boston outfielder Jarren Duran, who got a twofold and two singles in Friday’s down, conveys a dash of nine sequential games with hits into Saturday’s match. All through this timeframe, he has accomplished 14 hits, with ten of them bringing about additional bases, comprising of six pairs, two triples, and two homers. Besides, David Hamilton accomplished his underlying three-hit execution in his MLB vocation on Friday, and he right now holds a .323 batting normal (10-for-31) for the month. The Red Sox got Hamilton in return for Tracker Renfroe in an exchange with Milwaukee.

For Saturday’s down, the Red Sox will send right-hander Scratch Pivetta (2-2, 3.04 Time) to the hill. Pivetta has made some extreme memories against the Brewers in his vocation, holding a 1-2 record with a 9.19 Time in three beginnings against them. He has permitted 16 runs, including five homers, on 23 hits in 15 2/3 innings versus Milwaukee.

Milwaukee’s probable starter for Saturday is right-hander Colin Rea (3-2, 4.07 ERA), who has never faced Boston. Rea will look to continue the Brewers’ strong pitching and help secure another win in the series.


With the Red Sox requiring a superior pitching execution to smother the Brewers’ strong setup, the result of Saturday’s down will depend on how well Pivetta can bounce back and how successfully the Red Sox can gain by their hostile open doors. As the two groups hope to pick up speed, fans can anticipate an extreme and cutthroat matchup.

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Boston Red Sox
O 9.5
Milwaukee Brewers
U 9.5
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