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My selection is on Milwaukee over Kansas City at 2:10 pm et on Wednesday.
The Royals got the better of the Brewers in yesterday's series-opener but I like Milwaukee to answer back on Wednesday afternoon.
Brad Keller gets the nod for the visiting Royals. He's been quite simply one of the worst starters in all of baseball this season, checking in with a 5.03 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 10 road starts, with Kansas City losing six of those games. His ERA climbs to 5.94 to go along with a 1.85 WHIP in 10 daytime outings. This will be the Brewers third look at Keller since last season having had little trouble against him previously, scoring eight earned runs in 10 1/3 innings.
Behind Keller is a weak Royals bullpen that has posted a collective 5.31 ERA and 1.49 WHIP with only eight saves converted and six blown on the road this season (entering yesterday's action).
Eric Lauer will start for the Brewers after getting moved back a day due to a fingernail issue. I don't expect him to be any worse for wear. Note that he's quietly been one of the Brewers best starters this season and particularly of late as he's recorded a 0.98 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over his last three outings. In three daytime starts he has posted a 2.08 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He'll have the advantage of facing the Royals for the first time, noting that they're been a weaker offensive club both on the road and against left-handed pitching this season.
The Brewers bullpen has been solid here at home this season, recording a collective 4.09 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 15 saves converted and only six blown (entering yesterday's action). Take Milwaukee (6*)
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