Field of Dreams Friday

This Friday MLB betting is back on the horizon with the Milwaukee Brewers @ Arizona Diamondacks.

In April the Diamondbacks swept Milwaukee and they’re now looking to avoid a third consecutive loss at Chase Field.

However, Arizona were just swept on their own patch by the surging Los Angeles Dodgers, the Diamondbacks blowing a one-run lead in the ninth, before losing 7-5 in 14 innings on Thursday.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are rumored to be interested in trading for Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo.

In the meantime, the right-hander looks to remain undefeated against the Diamondbacks and help the visiting Brewers hand the NL West leaders a fourth straight defeat Thursday night.

For the first time in his seven-year career, Gallardo (7-8, 4.85 ERA) is the subject of some serious trade talk while Milwaukee (37-53) sports one of the majors’ worst records.

Clinging to a 1 1/2-game division lead and looking to perhaps bolster a rotation that’s minus injured starters Trevor Cahill and Brandon McCarthy, Arizona (47-44) appears to be one of those teams vying for Gallardo’s services.

What Gallardo can control is trying to improve on his 7-0 record and 1.55 ERA in 10 regular-season and playoff starts against the Diamondbacks. He’s also 4-0 with a 1.48 ERA at Chase Field, but hopes for a better outing after giving up four runs and nine hits in six innings of an 8-7, 11-inning home loss to Arizona on April 7.

Gallardo has allowed 17 runs in 13 innings while losing two of three overall, but earned the win Saturday after he gave up four in six innings of a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets.

The Brewers failed to record a sweep of their own with Wednesday’s 6-2 loss to Cincinnati. Neither Ryan Braun nor Norichika Aoki played as Milwaukee was held to two runs and four hits for the second straight contest.

Batting .405 this month, Aoki is expected back after missing two straight games with elbow tightness. He’s batted .457 (16 for 35) with three RBIs in eight career games versus Arizona.

Braun also is likely to play following a day to rest after he went 1 for 3 on Tuesday in his return from missing a month with a thumb injury.

Braun is 2 for 5 with two homers against scheduled Arizona starter Wade Miley (5-7, 4.06), who has allowed one run over 13 2/3 innings in his last two starts.

Both sides have been pitching up short of the mark recently, but Diamondsbacks should have enough at home to pinch the series from the rock bottom Brewers at -175.

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