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Pirates Head To Milwaukee With Sense Of Urgency

Posted by Dale “Skip” Lalonde on 4/27/2013 1:25:39 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to another excellent start in the National League Central. The rest of the division has made sure they don’t get too high early on. The Pirates will visit the Milwaukee Brewers in the first of a three-game set this Monday night, and while it is still early the way this division is shaping up early on has increased the importance of this series. Four of the five NL Central teams are two games above .500 or better heading in to this sports betting weekend, with the Brewers being one of them. Baseball fans in Pittsburgh are fully aware of how easily it is to slip up, and with the rest of the division playing so well there will continue to be a sense of urgency.

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers
Monday April 29, 2013 – 8:10 PM ET
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MLB Sportsbook Line: Milwaukee - 130

The Pirates got off to excellent starts in each of the past two years only to fall back of the pace down the final stretch, and the importance of consistency cannot be overstated. Pittsburgh has played .500 ball on the road so far this year, but Miller Park can be a tough place to play particularly with the Brewers chasing them in the division.

MLB Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Wandy Rodriguez will look to improve to 3-0 when he makes his fifth start of the season, but the fact that he has just two wins despite allowing more than one run only once this season is telling of how the Pirates’ offense has struggled. Rodriguez’s 1.66 ERA is among the best in the majors, and Pittsburgh’s staff as a whole has done an excellent job, but the Pirates’ rank in the bottom-third of the majors in terms of both batting average and runs scored, and they will need to find a way to manufacture some support for Rodriguez in this online betting series.

MLB Betting Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee on the other hand has struggled to find consistency on both sides of the ball, as average pitching and average hitting has produced an average record. The Brewers rank near the median line in runs scored early on, and will rely on Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks, Jonathan Lucroy and company to get the bats going and put up some better totals. The pitching staff has struggled even with the addition of Kyle Lohse, whose 2.52 ERA leads the Brewers in that department. Yovani Gallardo is 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA, but has won each of his last two stars while allowing four runs over a combined 12.2 innings.

MLB Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick

The Pirates have been fortunate to get some excellent pitching all year, but eventually the offense will need to get going in order for the team to keep winning games. Gallardo has been much better overall in his last two starts, and if he can put together a third-straight quality start, he could be in line for a win as long as his offense can provide some support.

MLB Betting Pick: Milwaukee Brewers



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