Milwaukee Brewers vs. Houston Astros: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 19, 2024

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May 19, 2024 6:19 AM
The Milwaukee Brewers, who hold a 27-18 overall record and 15-9 on the road, are set to take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, May 19 at 2:10 PM. The series is currently tied 1-1, with the Astros holding a 20-26 overall record and 12-13 at home. Expect a thrilling matchup as these two teams clash in this critical game.
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Brewers vs Astros starting pitchers

  • Spencer Arrighetti for Houston Astros
  • Colin Rea for Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers vs Astros game preview

Tonight's MLB clash between the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros is gearing up to be an intriguing matchup, with both teams fielding pitchers that have had contrasting seasons so far. The Brewers will be sending Colin Rea to the mound, who has been holding a solid ERA of 3.45 with a WHIP of 1.26 and securing three wins under his belt. On the other side, the Astros are countering with Spencer Arrighetti, whose rookie season has been a bumpy ride with an ERA of 7.52 and a WHIP of 1.90. His record shows potential for strikeouts but also reveals some vulnerability. The pitching matchup sets a fascinating stage for what's to come in the game.

For the Milwaukee Brewers, this season has been about powerful hitting and scoring efficiency, standing strong in rankings for runs scored and home runs. They are particularly impressive in stealing bases, ranked third in the league, adding a dynamic threat on the paths. Players like William Contreras are lighting up the stats sheets, boasting a stunning .350 batting average and leading the team with 37 RBIs. However, the Brewers will feel the absence of Rhys Hoskins, their home-run leader, who is currently on the 10-day IL with a hamstring strain. The team will need to continue their aggressive play and smart baserunning to capitalize against the Astros' pitching tonight.

On the flip side, the Houston Astros, despite their pitcher’s rocky start, hold some strong batting stats this season. They lead the league with a .262 batting average and rank second in the number of hits, showing they can definitely get on base. Key players like Kyle Tucker, who not only tops the home runs chart with 13 but also has racked up 29 RBIs, are crucial for the Astros' offensive strategy. However, their overall scoring and base-stealing stats suggest there's room for improvement. The team will need to focus on converting hits to runs and tightening up their game to leverage their batting strengths against the Brewers’ lineup.

Houston Astros injuries

  • Ryan Pressly (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Chas McCormick (LF): 10-Day-IL
  • Brice Matthews (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Miguel Palma (C): Day-To-Day
  • Zach Dezenzo (3B): Day-To-Day

Milwaukee Brewers injuries

  • Christian Arroyo (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Logan Blake Henderson (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Joey Wiemer (LF): 10-Day-IL
  • Brian Navarreto (C): Day-To-Day
  • Rhys Hoskins (1B): 10-Day-IL

Brewers vs Astros predictions

Here we go, the Brew Crew is rolling into Houston to take on the Astros, and I'm salivating just thinking about the potential fireworks. Let's start with the Brewers, who I think are going to get some big performances from their stars. I'm projecting Willy Adames to have a monster game, maybe 3-4 hits, a couple of RBIs, and a stolen base or two. The guy's been on a tear lately, and I think he'll continue that momentum against the Astros. I also think William Contreras is going to have a big game, maybe 2-3 hits and a homer - the guy's been crushing it lately, and I don't see why that would stop tonight.

On the other side, the Astros have some serious firepower, and I think they're going to try to outslug the Brewers. I think Yordan Alvarez is going to have a huge game, maybe 2-3 hits and a homer - the guy's a beast, and he loves hitting at home. I also think Jeremy Pena is going to have a big game, maybe 2-3 hits and a couple of RBIs - the kid's been on fire lately, and I think he's going to keep it going tonight. And of course, you can never count out Kyle Tucker, who I think will have a solid game, maybe a hit or two and a RBI.

So, when it's all said and done, I think the Astros are going to come out on top in this one. I think their offense is just too potent, and their pitching is going to be able to contain the Brewers just enough to get the W. My prediction: Astros win 7-5, in a game that's going to be back and forth all night. Let's get ready to rumble!

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