Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers Picks and Predictions May 7th 2024

Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Tue, May 7, 19:40 pm.
Kansas City Royals
ML: -130
Milwaukee Brewers
ML: 110

Brewers Gear Up to Break Slump in Showdown with Royals

The Milwaukee Brewers are on a mission to jump-start their offense as they get ready to take on the Kansas City Royals this Tuesday. After a close 3-2 loss in the series opener and struggling to make an impact at the plate in recent games, the Brewers are itching to shake things up.

Hitting a Rough Patch

Lately, it’s been a tough go for the Brewers at the plate. They matched a season-low with just three hits in Monday’s game against the Royals, coming off a similarly underwhelming performance where they only managed five hits against the Chicago Cubs. Gary Sanchez did light up the scoreboard with a crucial homer, but sparks like that have been few and far between for Milwaukee.

Pitching Matchup to Watch

This Tuesday’s game puts the spotlight on a pitching duel between seasoned right-handers:

  • Colin Rea’s Home Run Hurdle: Colin Rea of the Brewers (3-0, 2.67 ERA) has been feeling the heat with home runs recently—seven of the eight runs he’s allowed in his past four starts came from homers. Brewers manager Craig Counsell stressed the importance of Rea avoiding walks and controlling the game better. Rea himself has seen some upside with his slider, noting it helped him put in a solid stint against the Tampa Bay Rays last time out.
  • Seth Lugo’s Steady Hand: On the flip side, Seth Lugo (5-1, 1.60 ERA) has been a rock for the Royals, keeping scores low in almost all his starts this season. Known for his quick delivery and tricky pitch movement, Lugo’s focus remains sharp on nailing his fastball locations and tweaking his off-speed pitches.

Key Player Spotlight

Keep an eye on Rhys Hoskins of the Brewers when he’s up against Lugo. While he’s knocked one out of the park off Lugo, he’s also been sat down 12 times in 22 at-bats. This matchup could play a big role in how the game unfolds.

Managerial Insight

Despite the bumps, both team managers are holding onto their game plans. Counsell is calling for the Brewers to minimize errors and make the most of every chance to score. On the other side, Royals’ manager Matt Quatraro is all praises for Lugo’s clutch performances and ability to stay cool under pressure.

What’s Next

As the Brewers look to ditch their batting blues, the Royals are aiming to keep their momentum going. This clash is shaping up to be more than just a game—it’s a test of wills, strategy, and the ability to bounce back. With key players from both teams stepping into the spotlight, this matchup is sure to be a nail-biter for fans.

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Tue, May 7, 10:04 am.
Kansas City Royals
O 9
Milwaukee Brewers
U 9
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