Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 20, 2024

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May 20, 2024 6:15 AM
The Milwaukee Brewers, sitting comfortably with a 27-19 overall record, are set to face the struggling Miami Marlins, who hold a dismal 15-33 record, on Monday, May 20th at 6:40 PM at loanDepot park. The Brewers, with a respectable 15-10 road record, will look to capitalize on the Marlins' 8-18 home record. This matchup has the potential to be a lopsided affair, with the Brewers seeking to exploit the Marlins' weaknesses.
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Brewers vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Ryan Weathers for Miami Marlins
  • Joe Ross for Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers vs Marlins game preview

In the upcoming clash between the Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins, it's Joe Ross taking the mound for the Brewers while Ryan Weathers gears up for the Marlins. Ross, with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP through his season, aims to tighten up his game and cut down on the hits and walks that have troubled him thus far. On the flip side, Weathers, boasting a better ERA at 3.81 and a sharper WHIP of 1.17, seeks to maintain his momentum and perhaps outduel his counterpart by keeping the runs at bay.

Looking at the Brewers, there's an interesting mix of strengths to highlight. They've been swinging their bats with a purpose, ranking high in runs scored and hits, which points to a potent lineup. On top of that, they're aggressive on the bases, evidenced by their impressive stolen base count. With William Contreras tearing it up at a .341 batting average and even though power hitter Rhys Hoskins is on the IL, the team has shown they can rake and run. The key against the Marlins will be to exploit these advantages and keep pushing runners around the bases to convert opportunities into scores.

Switching gears to the Marlins, they've had a tougher run this season if the stats tell us anything. Their rankings fairly low on runs scored, hits and their ability to get on base reflects a lineup struggling to make impactful connections. However, Bryan De La Cruz has emerged as a beacon of consistency with a decent .260 average and tying for the team lead in home runs. The challenge for Miami will be to somehow find a spark that ignites their bats and capitalizes on potential Brewers' pitching mishaps. If they can manage to string together hits and possibly elevate their on-base percentage, they might turn what looks like statistical disadvantages into tactical gameplay surprises.

Miami Marlins injuries

  • Bryan Hoeing (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Kemp Alderman (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Tim Anderson (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Avisail Garcia (RF): 10-Day-IL
  • Edward Cabrera (SP): 15-Day-IL

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 Marlins predictions

I'm telling you, the Brewers are gonna come out swinging in this one. Willy Adames is due for a big game, and I think he's gonna go 2-for-4 with a homer and a pair of RBIs. And don't even get me started on William Contreras - that guy's on fire right now, and I'm predicting a 3-for-5 night with at least two RBIs. And let's not forget about Jackson Chourio, who's been a sparkplug for the Brewers all season - I think he goes 2-for-4 with a stolen base. If these guys can get going, the Brewers' offense is gonna be unstoppable.

On the other side, the Marlins have some talent too. Bryan De La Cruz has been raking lately, and I think he's gonna keep it up with a 2-for-4 night and a homer. And don't sleep on Jazz Chisholm, who's got the speed and power to make some magic happen - I think he goes 2-for-5 with a triple. The Marlins' pitching has been shaky, but if Ryan Weathers can get it together, they might just have a shot.

So, who's gonna win this thing? I think the Brewers' offense is just too much for the Marlins to handle. I'm predicting a 7-4 Brewers win, with Willy Adames and William Contreras leading the charge. The Brewers' pitching has been solid lately, and I think they can contain the Marlins' bats just enough to get the W. It should be a fun one, but in the end, I think the Brewers are just the better team right now.

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