Texas Rangers at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick – August 11th

Yesterday, I didn’t wager on the New York Mets and I am going to betting on the Mets now, but I wished to take a few moments to understand exactly what this team is performing. The first backlash was fierce, After the Mets created the proceed to acquire starting pitcher Marcus Stroman before the July 31st trade deadline. Fans and Even the pundits were scratching their heads, and on paper, the move just didn’t create a whole great deal of sense.
The Mets were seemingly out of playoff contention and have been supposed to be purchasing some of their finest guys including Eddie Diaz along with Noah Syndergaard. Rather, they brought in Stroman from Toronto and kept all of their best men, in a bid. I personally saw it among the motions of the previous decade and laughed and thought to average Mets move, entirely assuming just like so many trades have in the past it’d blow up in their face.
And then something changed to the Mets. They caught fire. And all of the sudden this group has to be emphasized in the National League. The Mets have reeled off fifteen wins in their past three games and are back on the ideal side of .500 and are only a half of a game back of their next NL wild cardgame. And it’s not that they are currently winning, it is the way they’re winning. It’s a different hero every night for these wonder Mets. It appears that each and every night they get to a position where they are going to lose and discover a means to point a comeback that is triumphant.
The amount on New York now is too high to profitably back them since they are laying -200 with expert Jacob deGrom around the mound. But make sure you keep your eye on this group. Baseball is a sport that is funny, so much of it is centered around endings. For those who have it, then things appear to break up your own way. If you don’t, there are times when you can’t get a win. Right now, the Mets certainly have it. For the choice of today, we’ll head to Milwaukee where the Brewers are seeking to sweep up the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers are hoping to avoid getting trapped. The Rangers have lost four straight games, two of these into the Brewers in this series, along with their season is winding to a close. While Texas did not hold the fire sale that many expected at the trade deadline, they also did not go out and get much talent, and the Rangers are currently nine games back of the 2nd wild card at the American League.
For the Brewers, they did a terrific job of incorporating competent arms as they added guys. Along with the moves are beginning to actually give this squad a boost since they’ve won five consecutive matches and are currently only a game and a half back of the Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central Division race.
Starting today for the Brewers is Jordan Lyles (7-7 4.97 ERA), and for the Rangers, it is Mike Minor (10-6 3.06 ERA). The game is set in runs. The Brewers are -126 home favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 11:10 AM PST from Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Sometimes a trade just doesn’t appear to create a whole lot of sense when it’s initially made. That was the case with all the Marcus and Mets Stroman, which was also the case when the Brewers brought in starting pitcher Jordan Lyles. Before being moved lyles struggled through a poor year. Lyles had gotten blasted in just 1 innings worked. I don’t know off but it’s really large. And you need to rememberthis guy pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, in precisely exactly the exact same division as the Brewers.
It was difficult to expect the guy because he was in Pittsburgh, to become better in Milwaukee. But he has figured out things so far! In his two begins with his new team, he has allowed only two earned runs and has pitched a combined ten innings , and the Brewers won both games. Occasionally a change of scenery by a last-place team out of contention to some group directly in the mix of a pennant race is all it takes to get a man to flip matters around.
Mike Minor is enduring through the exact contrary of what Jordan Lyles is going through in that most people and he ended up staying in Texas. Minor was a favorite trade goal for many competing teams, but a deal could not be made, and here he’s currently finishing his season out with a Rangers team going nowhere.
And it seemed like Minor was being worn on by the strain of getting traded as he had been awful in July. Going into July, Minor was 8-4 with a 2.40 ERA and was selected to the Al All-Star team. But during the month leading up to the trade deadline, then he had been just 1-2 having a 6.59 ERA in five starts, and the Rangers went 1-4 in those five matches. Those struggles might have been kept Minor in Texas because his value plummeted at the inappropriate moment. As he pitched seven shutout innings from the Cleveland Indians minor’s very first post-trade deadline start proved to be a great one.
This is an interesting game. A month ago, I would have loved backing Minor getting dog money. But he has struggled since then, and I am not confident that he can move in and closed down a good team like the Brewers. When you look at this Texas lineup, they just aren’t the same with no Joey Gallo on the area.
Together with Gallo sidelined with injury, this group is 28th in the majors in runs scored from the month of August. They are scoring just over three runs on a game, and they’re hitting an abysmal .206 as a team. While I am not all that convinced that Lyles can keep his great results, I know that the Brewers won’t be leaving him at the match all that long anyhow as they like to turn things over to their bullpen at any sign of distress.
I believe Minor gets roughed up a few, and the Brewers with a questionnaire of Lyles and their bullpen, find a way to take advantage of this slumping Rangers lineup and fill out the sweep. I spoke above about momentum, and the Brewers have it, along with the Rangers do not. And I will make the most of those trends now, and fire the Brewers. Give that the Milwaukee Brewers today as home favorites in game three from Miller Park at -126 to me!

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