Milwaukee Brewers (27-27) at St. Louis Cardinals (27-25)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Corbin Burnes (4-0) (1.77) vs. Kwang Hyun Kim (2-0) (1.59)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -108 / Milwaukee Brewers -102 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Thursday in MLB action from Busch Stadium.
This will be the first installment of a four-game, regular-season-ending series between the Brewers and Cardinals. Milwaukee is coming off a set versus Cincinnati, splitting the first two games. In the rubber match Wednesday the Brewers lost the series with a 6-1 defeat. As for St. Louis, they just played the Royals, also splitting their first two games. In the Wednesday matchup, the Cardinals suffered a pretty bad loss 12-3 to drop the set. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Brewers had just five hits in the defeat Wednesday, and could only come up with one run. Avisail Garcia was the only offensive bright spot with three hits, and starting pitcher Adrian Houser went 4.1 innings with five hits, four runs (three earned) and five strikeouts.
In the Thursday staring pitcher matchup, the Brewers will go with Corbin Burnes. Over 11 games (eight starts) this season, Burnes is 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA and 83 Ks in 56.0 innings. Over his MLB career, Burnes is 12-5 with a 4.41 ERA and 188 Ks in 143.0 innings.
Over on the Cardinals’ side, they collected nine hits in the Wednesday loss but could only score one run going into the ninth inning. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez was lit up with 5.0 innings, nine hits, eight earned runs, two walks, three strikeouts and two homers allowed.
In the starting role on Thursday, St. Louis is going with Kwang Hyun Kim. In seven starts (six games) this year, Kim is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 21 Ks in 34.0 innings. This is the 32-year-old Kim’s first season of MLB activity.
The Brewers are 0-4 in their last four Thursday games and 16-5 in their last 21 games versus a left-handed starter. The under is 11-3-1 in the Brewers’ last 15 Thursday games and the over is 5-2-1 in their last eight during game one of a series.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five Thursday games and 0-4 in their last four during game one of a series. The under is 4-0 in St. Louis’ last four during game one of a series and 8-2-1 in their last 11 Thursday games.
Pick: Going Brewers here. It’s going to be a great starting pitching matchup, though. Kim had a shaky outing his last time up, surrendering four runs on six hits in 5.1 innings. Then there’s Burnes, who is pushing not only for the National League Cy Young Award, but also the Brewers’ first league ERA title. Burnes is looking great this season and should put Milwaukee in a nice spot for a potential victory in this one.