Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers Picks and Predictions June 9th 2024

Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Sun, Jun 9, 13:40 pm.
Detroit Tigers
ML: -166
10
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Milwaukee Brewers
ML: 146
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Dominant Tarik Skubal Leads Tigers Against Brewers in Series Finale

The Detroit Tigers, with their ace pitcher Tarik Skubal, are all set to take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the series finale. Skubal’s been on fire this season, showing Cy Young Award potential. On the other side, the Brewers are putting their faith in Bryse Wilson, who’s stepped up due to some injuries. This game is a big deal for both teams. Let’s break down what to watch for and why it matters.

Tarik Skubal: A Cy Young Contender

Skubal’s Stellar Stats

Tarik Skubal has been a standout for the Detroit Tigers, sporting a 7-1 record and an impressive 1.97 ERA. He’s been rock-solid, keeping opponents to two or fewer runs in nine out of his 12 starts. Recently, he threw seven shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates and held the Texas Rangers to just one run over six innings.

Tough Game Against the Rangers

That Rangers game wasn’t easy, though. Skubal gave up seven hits and two walks. Reflecting on that outing, he said, “That was an exhausting outing. They made me earn everything,” showing just how tough the Rangers lineup can be.

First Time Facing Milwaukee

This will be Skubal’s first time facing the Brewers. Adapting to their lineup quickly is key. If he can stay in form, the Tigers have a good shot at winning.

Bryse Wilson’s Role and Adaptability

Wilson’s Season So Far

Bryse Wilson has a different approach, with a 3-2 record and a 3.35 ERA. He’s known for pitching to contact, striking out 40 batters in 53 2/3 innings, compared to Skubal’s 86 strikeouts in 73 innings. In his last outing, he gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings against Philadelphia.

From Reliever to Starter

Wilson started the season as a long reliever but was thrust into a starting role due to injuries. Despite the change, he’s done well. Brewers manager Pat Murphy said, “We think he’s best suited as a long reliever, as a gap guy. But when all these injuries happen…you’re going to have some needs. We’ve had the need and he’s filled in nicely.”

Facing the Tigers

Wilson has limited experience against Detroit, but he’s done well with a 2.19 ERA in four appearances, including one start. This familiarity, though limited, could give the Brewers an edge.

Series Recap and Current Form

Brewers on Top

The Brewers have won the first two games of the series. A highlight was Saturday’s game when Jackson Chourio’s two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning sealed a 5-4 victory. Chourio has been clutch for the Brewers.

Tigers’ Hitting Woes

The Tigers’ offense has been struggling. They got shut out 10-0 on Friday and scored all their runs early on Saturday before their bats went silent. Detroit’s manager, A.J. Hinch, pointed out the Brewers’ improved hitting, which has been tough for the Tigers to handle.

Injury Issues

Adding to the Tigers’ troubles, second baseman Colt Keith left Saturday’s game with left knee discomfort after colliding with right fielder Akil Baddoo. This injury is another hurdle for the Tigers as they aim to end the series on a high note.

Key Takeaways

Skubal’s Consistency

Skubal’s been a rock for the Tigers. His ability to adapt to new challenges, like facing Milwaukee for the first time, will be crucial.

Wilson’s Flexibility

Wilson’s ability to transition from reliever to starter has been crucial for the Brewers. His performance against the Tigers will be a key factor in the game.

Brewers’ Offensive Boost

The Brewers’ improved hitting has been a game-changer in this series. Keeping up this offensive surge will be vital in the finale.

Conclusion

The series finale between the Tigers and Brewers is shaping up to be a thrilling showdown. With Tarik Skubal’s stellar season facing a new test and Bryse Wilson stepping up amidst injuries, both teams have a lot on the line. The outcome will depend on how well each pitcher can handle the pressure and how the teams adapt to the ongoing challenges.

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Detroit Tigers
-1.5
120
-166
O 8
-110
Milwaukee Brewers
+1.5
-140
146
U 8
-110
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