The New York Yankees (70-69) will host the Milwaukee Brewers (77-62) on Friday night. The two squads will begin a three-game weekend set. New York is 8-2 in their last ten games and is currently riding a five-game winning streak. They play Detroit on Thursday night as they try to complete the three-game sweep. Meanwhile, Milwaukee is 5-5 in their previous ten contests but most recently dropped two of three against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Brewers vs. Yankees Betting Odds
|New York (AL)||+1.5
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Brewers vs. Yankees Match Details
- Fixture: Milwaukee @ New York
- Date and Time: Friday, September 8, 7:05 p.m. EST
- Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
Wednesday’s defeat was frustrating for the Brewer faithful, with co-ace Freddy Peralta running out of gas in the sixth. He allowed three runs on four hits and four walks in 5.1 innings. The bullpen struggled, specifically Elvis Peguero, who allowed two runs on two hits while recording just two outs. In the National League Central standings, Milwaukee remains 1.5 games in front of the surging Cubs.
Colin Rea will take the ball for the Brewers. The righty is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his lone start against the Yankees. He allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk in six innings. The outing came in 2016 as a member of the San Diego Padres. The current New York Yankees ball club has little exposure to the six-foot-five hurler. However, DJ LeMahieu is 2-2 with a double against Rea.
Rea possesses a 6.29 ERA over his last five major league starts. Opposing lineups hold a .857 OPS against the former 12th-round pick during that span. However, the Brewers are 3-2 in his previous five outings.
Luis Severino will pitch opposite Rea. The two-time All-Star has faced the Brewers once prior, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out ten. The start came back in 2017. Brewers’ first baseman Carlos Santana has seen Severino the most but is just 3-for-16 against the righty. Meanwhile, Mark Canha has the best numbers against the Yankee hurler, going 2-for-8 with a double and a home run.
Severino owns a 4.18 ERA in his previous five starts. Opposing batters are hitting just .234 against him during that span. The Yankees are 3-2 in Severino’s last five outings.
Mark Canha is in a nice spot to produce on Friday night. The former New York Met is hitting .391 over the last seven days, including a home run and five RBI. His recent stats pair well with his career numbers off the Yankees’ Luis Severino. Catcher William Contreras is also hot, launching two home runs over that span.
Rookie Brice Turang and All-Star Christian Yelich have been cold for seven days. The two sluggers are a combined 6-for-47 during that span.
On Wednesday, the Yankees ride a five-game winning streak into their series finale against the Tigers. Most of their bats, specifically the young prospects, have hit well lately. Rookies Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez have stuffed the stat sheet, with the duo combining for four home runs, eight RBI, nine runs, and two stolen bases over the last seven days. Additionally, Glyber Torres and Aaron Judge have an OPS over 1.000 over the past seven days.
The catching position has provided virtually no offense over the past seven days. Austin Wells, Ben Rortvedt, and Kyle Higashioka have combined for two hits in 23 at-bats.
Brewers vs. Yankees Betting Prediction
Over 9 Total Runs -115
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