The New York Yankees (70-71) will host the Milwaukee Brewers (78-62) on Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee won last night’s series opener 8-2. Starter Colin Rea struck out six while allowing two runs in 4.2 innings. The bullpen was fantastic, throwing 4.1 no-hit innings. Righty Abner Uribe tossed 1.1 innings while earning his first major league win. Three-hole hitter and first baseman Carlos Santana had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs. He had an RBI in the seventh and eighth innings when the Brewers scored six runs.
Brewers vs. Yankees Betting Odds
|New York (AL)||-1.5
Odds Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook**
Brewers vs. Yankees Match Details
- Fixture: Milwaukee @ New York
- Date and Time: Saturday, September 9, 2:05 p.m. EST
- Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
|Wade Miley||vs.||Michael King|
Wade Miley will toe the slab for the Brewers on Saturday. He is 0-4 with a 5.68 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 12 starts against the Yankees. The lefty last faced them in 2022, firing three shutout innings. He scattered three hits and a walk while striking out two. The former All-Star is 0-1 with a 5.94 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in eight starts at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu has seen Miley 22 times, going 7-for-22 (.318 average) with a home run. Teammate Aaron Judge owns a .528 OBP against Miley but has just three singles in nine at-bats. However, Miley has held Giancarlo Stanton to just one hit in nine at-bats.
Miley is 1-2 with a 4.13 ERA in his last five starts. The Brewers are 2-3 in those games. The 36-year-old is holding opposing hitters to a .216 batting average in that span but has coughed up seven home runs.
Michael King has never faced the Milwaukee Brewers. However, he is 2-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 43 innings against the National League. He also owns a 2.89 ERA against teams under .500, but a 3.98 ERA against teams equal to or above .500. The Brewers enter Saturday well over .500. King also holds a 3.93 ERA at home this season, nearly two runs higher than his ERA on the road. The Brewers’ Willy Adames and Carlos Santana are 1-for-3 against King, while Rowdy Tellez is 0-for-4.
King is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA in his last five appearances. King pitched a season-high five innings in his most recent outing, a win over the Houston Astros. Batters are posting just a .274 OBP against King during that span.
After a three-hit performance on Friday, Brewers veteran Carlos Santana is eight for his last 27. However, infielder Willy Adames has been the team’s best-run producer. The 28-year-old has driven in eight runs with three homers in his previous eight games. Mark Canha and William Contreras have also posted an OPS north of .800 over the past eight days.
Chrisitan Yelich and Rowdy Tellez have struggled lately, totaling just three hits in the last eight days. Tellez is just 1-for-10 over his previous five games.
There may not be a hotter hitter in the American League than Yankees rookie Jasson Dominguez. The top prospect has launched four home runs and driven in seven runs in his first seven major league games. Star slugger Aaron Judge also remains hot, posting an on-base percentage over .600 over his last eight games.
However, fellow rookie Austin Wells has shared a different luck than Dominguez. The backstop is just 2-for-17 to start his career in pinstripes.
Brewers vs. Yankees Betting Prediction
I like both pitchers to post strong lines on Saturday. The Brewers’ Wade Miley has pitched fantastically as a member of the Brewers, regardless of it being this year or back in 2018. Meanwhile, The Yankees’ Michael King has been the best pitcher for New York outside Cy Young favorite Gerrit Cole. So, with a suspect New York bullpen, let’s roll with the under in the first five innings.
Prediction: Under 5 F5 (-125)
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