The Houston Astros head into Miller Park this weekend looking to improve on their NL Central worst 7-12 record. We don't think they will. The Milwaukee Brewers currently sit at 9-9, but it's a "hey we should probably be better than this" 9-9. The Brewers currently sit one game back in the race for the NL Central and a sweep could help them in a big way. The Brewers will send their three best pitchers to the mound in this series and look to build on their strong early season home record. Let's check out the match ups and see what tickets are going for. SPOILER ALERT: They are cheap.
Nelson Figueroa (0-2 7.31 ERA) vs. Yovani Gallardo (1-1 4.62 ERA)
This matchup is what they call in inside baseball terms "not fair". Yovani has posted two strong starts followed by two not so strong starts, but I'm not worried and could see him bouncing back in a big way against a not so good Houston Astros lineup. Yo is 7-2 vs the Astros in his career. And Nelson Figueroa..... wait, Nelson Figueroa? The guy who was awful for the Brewers in 2002? He's still around? And he's not that bad? Baseball is so weird sometimes.
PREDICTION: Brewers 11-2
TICKETS: Plenty of ticket deals available at brewers.com which means that people who are attempting to get rid of them on the secondary market have to sell them for cheap. Tickets are currently selling for 15% below face and are starting as low as $6. Not too shabby.
Brett Myers (1-0 2.39 ERA) vs Shaun Marcum (2-1 1.90 ERA)
A true pitcher's duel. Brett Myers has always pitched well in Milwaukee, far away from the distractions of his significant other's stupid face, and he goes up against Shaun Marcum who has been amazing in his last three starts. This should be a good one.
PREDICTION: Brewers 1-0 (18 innings)
TICKETS: As we saw in the last weekend home series the Brewers had Saturday is considered the day to go as tickets are selling for 15% over face value on the secondary market. Still, there are deals to be found. Tickets start at $9 and there are others in the Loge Infield Box going for under face.
SUNDAY JOHN AXFORD BOBBLEHEAD DAY
Wandy Rodriguez (1-2 5.48 ERA) vs Randy Wolf (2-2 3.18 ERA)
Randy Wolf is coming two starts of six innings plus where he didn't give up any runs so you know he's getting rocked in this one. Luckily we're facing Wandy Rodriguez who is a similar good start-bad start pitcher who is coming off a good start. Expect a slugfest.
PREDICTION: Brewers 10- 9
TICKETS: About the same as Saturday. Cheapest is in the $6-$9 dollar range with deals to be found in the Loge box and bleachers. Check it out. Should be a beautiful day game!