The Detroit Tigers are gearing up for a matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers in an MLB game set to take place at American Family Field in WI on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 1:40 PM ET. Despite being considered as underdogs in terms of the moneyline, the Tigers managed to secure a win in the first game of the series behind the pitching of Matthew Boyd. Boyd initially struggled, giving up a home run in the first inning, but quickly regained his rhythm and cruised through the game with some run support after Nick Maton’s three-run homer in the third inning. The Tigers have been showing improved performance lately, winning six of their last seven games since April 13 without dropping a single set, including their series-opening victory against Milwaukee, with the exception of a series sweep in Baltimore. Although they are currently five games below .500, the Tigers have been playing with renewed confidence.
For Wednesday’s game, the Tigers will turn to Lorenzen on the mound. The 31-year-old pitcher has made two previous starts, delivering a solid performance of no runs on three hits against Baltimore, but struggling with six runs on eight hits against San Francisco. Lorenzen, who was acquired by the Tigers for $8.5 million during the summer, had started the season on the injured list due to a groin issue. He previously played for the Los Angeles Angels and Cincinnati, where he spent his first seven professional seasons, boasting a record of 8-6 with a 4.24 ERA in his lone season with the Angels.
- The total went OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games on the road against Milwaukee.
- The Detroit Tigers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
- The Tigers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the NL Central Division division.
Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers 4/26/2023 Analysis, Best Picks and Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers, who were leading the NL Central, have now slipped to second place after losing three of their last four games. The team suffered a setback in Boston, dropping two out of three games, despite previously dominating three out of four games in San Diego and sweeping Seattle in a three-game series. The question now arises whether they will continue to struggle against AL teams. Offensively, the Brewers are hitting .251 (10th), averaging 4.78 runs per game (13th), and have a .734 OPS (13th). They rank eighth in home runs (29) and stolen bases (18) this season. On the pitching front, the team’s staff has produced eight quality starts with a 3.50 ERA (ranking seventh) and a 1.22 WHIP (ranking sixth).
As the series finale approaches on Wednesday, the Brewers will rely on young right-hander Peralta to take the mound. Peralta has had mixed results in his previous four starts, showing promise by giving up only one run in 12 innings against the New York Mets and St. Louis, but also struggling with nine runs in 10.2 innings against San Diego and Boston.
- The total went OVER in 6 of Milwaukee’s last 9 games at home against Detroit.
- The Brewers are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the American League.
- The Milwaukee Brewers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games played in April.
Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers. The MLB pick for this game is the Detroit Tigers. Peralta has had some recent struggles, giving up home runs in consecutive starts. Additionally, he has shown issues with control, walking three batters in each of his first two appearances, even during his better outings. It would come as a surprise if he is able to effectively attack the strike zone and keep the Detroit Tigers from getting on base for multiple innings, especially considering he will be facing a new opponent. The Brewers have also had difficulties in interleague play, losing their last four home games against teams with losing records. On the other hand, Lorenzen, despite only making three appearances this season, may be finding his groove. His past experience as a National Leaguer, having faced Milwaukee 34 times in his career, could work to his advantage. As a result, the Detroit Tigers are predicted to win with a final score of 5-4.
MLB Starting Time: 1:40 PM ET
Location: American Family Field, WI
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
MLB Odds: Detroit Tigers +188
MLB Totals: 8.5