***$20 TUESDAY*** ~ POWER-HOUR *SPECIAL* (6:40 ET 1st Pitch!)
Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati,
04/02/2019 18:40 EDT,
Score: 4 - 3
Total: -117/+8½ Over
8* Over Brewers/Reds (6:40 ET): It may not have been a home run, but Christian Yelich still won the game for the Brew Crew last night in Cincinnati. His go ahead double in the top of the 9th was the difference maker in a 4-3 win, the first game all season where Yelich did not hit a HR. Milwaukee is now 4-1, though they've only scored one more run than they've allowed in those five games. Three of those four wins have come by one run. This evening, I anticipate a higher scoring game than expected as neither starter is exactly Cy Young. Take the Over here.
For the second time this year, Milwaukee will send out Jhoulys Chacin to the mound. Chacin was the difference maker with his bat, not his arm, in the team's 5-4 win over St. Louis on Opening Day. He hit a home run in the 5th inning that would ultimately prove to be the difference. As for his pitching performance, he yielded three runs over 5 1/3 innings and gave up multiple home run. Chacin's career marks against the Reds are not great as 10 appearances have produced a 3.86 ERA. Two starts last season resulted in no decisions and a 4.82 ERA over 9+ IP. The Over is 4-0 in Chacin's last four road starts vs. a team w/ a losing record.
As for Reds' starter Anthony DeSclafani, outside of a good August, 2018 just wasn't his year. Then again, no Reds starter really delivered in a year where they produced a combined 5.02 ERA. (Only San Diego was worse among NL teams). DeSclafani's final six starts of last season resulted in an ugly 6.75 ERA and he didn't win a single decision during that time. His ERA was slightly higher at home last year than it was on the road. Three starts against Milwaukee saw him post a 6.00 ERA. He's 3-3 w/ a 4.91 ERA in eight career appearances against them. Whether it's because of Yelich or someone else, this game goes Over. 8* Over Brewers/Reds