St. Louis Cardinals (10-4) at Milwaukee Brewers (3-13)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 25, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +135 / St. Louis Cardinals -145 --- Over/Under: 7
FS-St Louis, FS-Milwaukee
The St Louis Cardinals shoot for back to back wins at Miller park versus the Milwaukee Brewers.
The St Louis Cardinals are out to show the rest of the National League Central they are the team to beat. So far the Redbirds are getting their point across after Fridays 3-0 victory giving them wins in nine of ten. Carlos Martinez had his ‘A’ game gong with a four hit shutout with eight strikeouts over seven frames to improve to 2-0. The Cards managed eight hits and walked three times with Jason Heyward an Jhonny Peralta clubbing solo homers with Yadier Molina driving in Matt Adams.Adam Wainwright toes the rubber versus Milwaukee for the second time this season. That turned out to be a 5-4 defeat where Wainwright gave up all five runs (Four earned) on eight hits over seven innings.
The Milwaukee Brewers began last season as one of the hottest teams in the game but have not come close to matching that start. The slumping Brew Crew have dropped ten of eleven after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of visiting St Louis. Starter Matt Garza threw well enough to win with three runs given up on seven hits and a pair of bases on balls including two solo jacks through six frames that dropped his record to 1-3. The offense was held to five hits and two walks with Jean Segura the top hitter with a pair of singles. The Brewers counter with Wily Peralta who faced the Cardinals ten days ago in a 4-2 defeat. In that outing Peralta was charged with all four runs on ten hits and a free pass over five frames.
The Cardinals are 8-1 in their last 9 overall and 8-1 in their last 9 games on grass while going 24-11 in their last 35 games. Milwaukee are 2-10 in their last 12 home games and 24-39 in their last 53 overall while going 14-39 in their last 53 games on grass. The over is 6-1 in the last 8 meetings in Milwaukee while the Cardinals are 6-2 in Wainwright’s last 8 starts versus Milwaukee. Going on the way each team is playing has me seeing red…