The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to wrap up a three game series against the Brewers tonight! They are sending Francisco Liriano (5-9, 5.11 ERA) to the mound tonight. Liriano is really struggling to get any command of his pitches right now. He has surrendered 62 walks in just under 100 innings of work and will need to cut the walks to a bare minimum in order to win today.
Milwaukee will start Matt Garza (1-3, 5.74 ERA), he's been dealing with nagging injuries these past few weeks and it's really hurt his performance. He has now allowed at least four earned runs in his past four outings. Garza is allowing a .328 opponents' batting average and owns a high 1.72 WHIP over his first 31 plus innings of work.
Liriano should be able to out pitch Garza at home today. He's statistically the better pitcher in this matchup and the oddsmakers seem to also agree. The Pirates opened up at -170-180 and has stayed around that number the entire day. SportsInsights had 63% of the public backing the Pirates and 37% on the Brewers.
Pirates are 9-2 in Lirianos last 11 home starts vs. a team with a losing record.