When the MLB betting season is still in the month of April, it’s tough for anyone to make an argument that their team is World Series bound or just in real trouble. There are some exceptions to the rule, although it’s usually for the teams that look as though they are going to have a long, miserable season. The Milwaukee Brewers look like the best bet to be that team. They will play the third of a 3-game series versus the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in Cincinnati.
Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting PreviewDate: Wednesday, April 29, 2015Time: 12:35PMVenue: Great American Ball ParkOpening Line: Cincinnati -156
The Reds placed pitcher Homer Bailey on the 15-day DL with a sprained elbow ligament http://t.co/ThmhWtmZG1 pic.twitter.com/x7GhPdHL9o— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 27, 2015The Brewers (4-16) are officially off to the worst start in franchise history, and are currently in possession of the worst record in baseball. There is already chatter that this team needs to be blown up in order to get some fresh faces in, but it’s hard to see who they have, other than hot prospects, that might offer some sort of trade value. Milwaukee really hasn’t shown much of anything to this point in the season, and you get the sense that the chances of them turning things around with the current lineup sits somewhere between slim and zero. They have already lost the first game of the series to the Red, and will send Matt Garza (1-3, 5.16 ERA) to the mound for Game 3 on Wednesday. Garza has not been terrible, but has had very little in the way of run support. The Brewers managed just 4 runs total in his 3 losses.It was a fun weekend for the Cincinnati Reds (9-10) as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of their last World Series victory. The chances of them winning this season are not good, and even getting to the postseason might be a challenge. The bats have been pretty lukewarm all season, and every time this team looks as though they might be ready to take a step forward, they always seem to find a way to stumble. This series might be a good opportunity to get above .500, as they are already 4-1 versus the Brewers at this early stage of the season. Wednesday will see the Reds send Mike Leake (0-1, 3.90 ERA) to the hill, and they have to hope that he can steer clear of getting hurt by the long ball, as he has given up 5 dingers in his 4 starts so far.