The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to square off as a part of the 2013 MLB betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our June 28th baseball predictions for what should be a great game on Friday.
Free MLB Picks: Milwaukee Brewers @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, June 28th, 7:05 ET
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Brewers vs. Pirates Live TV: Local TV
Milwaukee Brewers (Johnny Hellweg) +161
Pittsburgh Pirates (Gerrit Cole) -173
The Pirates are the hottest team in baseball right now, as they have won six straight games and have gotten to the head of the class in the NL Central. They are going to be back at home for the first time in nearly two weeks on Friday, and we have to think that they are going to send up the Jolly Roger once again in this one. RHP Gerrit Cole is the talk of the town right now for the Bucs, and for good reason. He is considered part of the future of the Pittsburgh organization, but he is here in the majors now, and is taking the league by storm. Cole still needs to develop another pitch, but his fastball is humming. He has had quality starts in two of his three outings, but he has done enough in each of those starts to get the win. Cole is now facing a bad Milwaukee lineup that only has one batter with an OPS anywhere even near .800. What makes this bet work though, is the fact that the Brewers are stuck throwing RHP Johnny Hellweg for his first major league start. Hellweg has been tolling around in the minors for the last five seasons, and he has always had the same problem: He doesn’t throw enough strikes. Hellweg has issued 44 walks in just 76.2 innings of work in the minors this year, and he has just 50 strikeouts to counter that. If he is going to throw like that against this Pittsburgh lineup, it is going to be a short outing. Go with Cole and the Pirates to get the job done against the Brew Crew in this one to ride the winning streak to seven games.
Brewers @ Pirates Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -173
Brewers @ Pirates Score Prediction: Pirates 6 – Brewers 3