St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 16, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +107 / Milwaukee Brewers -130 -- Over/Under: 9
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 20 hits and nine RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 30 hits and 25 RBI. Jack Flaherty gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Flaherty is 1-1 with a 3.58 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 23 hits and 22 RBI while Yasmani Grandal and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 40 hits and 11 RBI. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Woodruff is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Flaherty's last 5 road starts and 2-7 in Flaherty's last 9 starts. The Brewers are 24-8 in their last 32 vs. National League Central, 37-17 in their last 54 home games and 6-2 in Woodruff's last 8 starts. The Cardinals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-8 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Woodruff's last 5 starts overall. The over is 6-0 in Flaherty's last 6 starts overall.
Flaherty has been solid in his last two starts, but he was tagged in the opener against the Brewers, allowing four runs and seven hits in 4.1 innings. Woodruff has given up 10 hits and eight runs in his last 10 innings and is allowing a .271 batting average on the season. I'm not trying to get behind Woodruff given his recent struggles, but the Milwaukee Brewers have been highly impressive at home this season and the offense really comes to life. The Brewers have won 24 of their last 28 home games when favored. I'll side with the Brew Crew.