Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 4/15/14
St. Louis Cardinals (7-5) at Milwaukee Brewers (10-2)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Shelby Miller (R) (0-2) (6.355) vs. Marco Estrada (R) (1-0) (2.314)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -112 / St. Louis Cardinals +102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, FSN-WI
The Milwaukee Brewers hope to start a new winning streak when they host the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. The Cardinals won game 1, 4-0.
The Cardinals have now won three straight and five of their last seven games. Matt Adams is carrying the way for the Cardinals with 18 hits in 50 at bats, but the St. Louis pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in seven of their last nine games. One Cardinals pitcher who hasn’t’ gotten the job done early on has been Shelby Miller. Miller has lost his first two starts of the season and has an ERA of 6.35 and six walks in 11.1 innings. While those numbers may be ugly, Miller is 3-0 with a 2.03 ERA in five career starts against the Brewers.
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The Brewers had their nine-game winning streak snapped with the loss, but are still an impressive 10-3 on the season. Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez have combined for 38 hits. And speaking of great pitching, the Brewers staff has allowed two or less runs in four of their last five games. Marco Estrada will take the mound for the Brewers, as he’s 1-0 on the season with a 2.31 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. Estrada is 0-4 with a 5.74 ERA in seven career starts against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-2 in Miller's last 7 starts and 7-3 in Miller's last 10 starts as an underdog. The Brewers are 4-1 in Estrada's last 5 starts and 12-5 in Estrada's last 17 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Cardinals are 5-0 in Miller's last 5 starts vs. Brewers, while the Brewers are 2-5 in Estrada's last 7 starts vs. Cardinals.
Give me the Brewers for the cheap price. The Brewers are at home, have been the hottest team in baseball and have the better overall pitcher in this matchup. It's tough to ignore Milwaukee with this line.