The Milwaukee Brewers remain in first place in the NL Central with one of the top run differentials in the National League. Next up on the Brewers schedule is a four game set with the Minnesota Twins. They haven’t had the same level of success, sitting below .500 with a 3-7 record over the last ten games on the Twins schedule.
The series is split between the team’s parks, with the two games at Miller Park averaging $30.50, 66 percent below the Brewers’ ticket average of $90.08. While Twins tickets at Target Field are averaging $60.32, three percent below the season average of $62.45.
6/2 MIN Kyle Gibson vs. MIL Matt Garza | Avg. Price: $29 | Get-in Price: $5
Matt Garza is having a surprisingly disappointing season for the Brewers, sporting a 2-4 record and a 4.84 ERA. Garza hasn’t finished a season with an ERA over 4.00 since the 50 innings he threw his rookie season in 2006. But the Twins pedestrian record and irrelevant last few seasons probably has more to do with the low average price of just $29 for the game, and a get-in price at $5. Plus Garza’s FIP is actually one of the better figures he’s put up in his career.
6/3 MIN Samuel Deduno vs. MIL Yovani Gallardo | Avg. Price: $32 | Get-in Price: $7
At the other end, Yovani Gallardo has been one of the Brewers best pitchers to date, even if there are a few red flags. For starters his strikeout rate has dropped for the second straight season. After posting a K% well above 20 percent for his career, the number dropped to 18.6 percent last season, and is at 16.6 percent this season. Prices are up a bit for the game, with an average price of $32 and a get-in price at $7.
6/4 MIL Macro Estrada vs. MIN Ricky Nolasco | Avg. Price: $52.62 | Get-in Price: $19
The price picks up for the two games in Minnesota, with an average over $20 more for the third game of the series at $52.62. Ricky Nolasco takes the mound for the Twins, and he has been a free agent bust for them. After proving an integral part of a great Detroit Tigers rotation after getting traded from the Marlins last season, Nolasco has a 5.70 ERA. He’s also striking batters out less and walking them more, all while allowing hitters to bat .316 against him. The get-in price is the highest of the series at $19.
6/5 MIL Wily Peralta vs. MIN Kevin Correia | Avg. Price: $78.02 | Get-in Price: $18
The Brewers have lost the last five games Wily Peralta has started. A shocking revelation when you see the 25-year-old has a 2.73 ERA. His last start was easily his worst, giving up six runs before recording the last out in the sixth inning. The game has the highest average of the series, at $78.02, while the get-in price is just slightly cheaper than Wednesday’s game at $18.