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#4961 Milwaukee Brewers vs.
#4964 Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 8:10pm EDT
Written by David Delano

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the Milwaukee Brewers in the third matchup in a four game series on Saturday. The Diamondbacks won the opener on Thursday 5-0 as a +120 underdog. Milwaukee went into Friday night as a -112 favorite, but that game was not complete at the time of this preview.

Not enough time left to be mediocre

Milwaukee went into Friday night trailing the Padres by three games for the final National League wild-card spot and the Cardinals by 6.5 games in the Central Division. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games and 12th with 45 runs scored over that stretch. The Brewers have a powerful lineup, ranking third in MLB with 181 home runs. Rowdy Tellez (27 HR, 75 RBI_, Willy Adames (26 HR, 77 RBI), and Hunter Renfroe (23 HR, 58 RBI) have each had big power seasons.

Corbin Burnes will get the nod for Milwaukee on Saturday. He is 4-3 with a 2.33 ERA in 12 road starts. The Brewers have also won three of his last four starts, including wins against the Cardinals and Dodgers.

 

 

Diamondbacks bats are hot

The Arizona organization has a lot to feel good about after finishing 52-110 last year. On Thursday, Arizona won for the sixth time out of their last seven games. It won't be easy, but if the Diamondbacks can finish the season 19-13, they will finish the year at .500.

The offense has been on a tear recently, scoring an MLB best 66 runs over their last 10 games. Christian Walker has led the power this season, with career highs of 31 home runs and 75 RBI through 128 games so far.

Madison Bumgarner (6-13, 4.87 ERA) will start on Saturday. He is 5-5 with a 4.55 ERA at home this season, but the Diamondbacks have lost four of his last six starts overall.

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The bats have been hot for both teams, but not the pitching.  The Diamondbacks staff is 25th in MLB over the last 10 games with a 5.16 ERA, and the Brewers pitching is just 20th with a 4.40 ERA during that stretch. Bumgarner posted a 9.23 ERA in August, and the Diamondbacks have allowed at least five runs in each of his last six starts. On the other side, although Burnes has pitched well, this Diamondbacks lineup is a force for any opposing pitcher right now. Take the over.

Prediction: Over 8
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Written By David Delano , "David Delano"

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