Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pick-Odds-Prediction 4/16/14
St. Louis Cardinals (8-5) at Milwaukee Brewers (10-3)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Miller Park)
Joe Kelly (R) (1-0) (0.794) vs. Wily Peralta (R) (1-0) (2.250)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -115 / St. Louis Cardinals +105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in NL Central action Wednesday at 1:10PM.
St. Louis sits at 9-5 on the season and have gotten two strong wins to move closer to catching the Brewers early on this season. After making easy work of the Brewers 4-0 on Monday, the Cardinals followed up that performance with another strong 6-1 win Tuesday night. They will try to close the series out with a win Wednesday afternoon. Yadier Molina has been the most solid batter for the Cards thus far this season which is no surprise. The all-pro has 3 homers and has the lead in RBI’s as well with 9. Matt Adams has emerged as a solid threat as well, leading the team in batting average at .370 and with hits overall at 20. Joe Kelly will take the mound for the Cards - Kelly currently sits at 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA.\
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Milwaukee is the leader of the NL Central early on this year sitting at 10-4 on the season. The Brewers have been solid both offensively and on the mound. On offense, the Brewers rank 12th in the majors with 58 total runs and 8th in batting average at .260. The brew crew’s offense is fueled by the play of Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez. Ramirez is leading the club in average at .351 and also has 12 RBI's to lead the team. Gomez leads the team in homers with 4 and has 19 total hit as well -- just one shy of Ramirez (20). Wily Peralta will take the mound looking to notch his second win -- Peralta currently sits at 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA.
Milwaukee has been hot to start the season but the Cards have owned the Brewers the past few years and they reinforced that with a dominant, shutout win on Monday and easy win Tuesday. I like the Cards to get the sweep in another dominant pitching showing behind the strong pitching of Joe Kelly as they creep closer to stealing back first place in the division.