St. Louis Cardinals (38-35) at Milwaukee Brewers (44-30)
|Date & Time||Friday June 22, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -120 / St. Louis Cardinals +110 --- Over/Under: 9
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a feel good victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Cardinals have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with 77 hits and 44 RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Tommy Pham have combined for 141 hits and 66 RBI. Jack Flaherty gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 2.66 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Flaherty is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won 21 of their last 26 games when scoring more than one run. Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with 77 hits and 26 RBI while Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw have combined for 134 hits and 78 RBI. Junior Guerra gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Guerra is 2-2 with a 3.82 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass, 4-0 in Flahertys last 4 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-1 in Flahertys last 6 starts. The Brewers are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games, 17-7 in their last 24 during game 2 of a series and 3-7 in Guerras last 10 starts. The Cardinals are 36-17 in the last 53 meetings in Milwaukee and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee.
Flaherty has allowed just five hits and one run in his last 11.1 innings, while Guerra has given up three or less runs in each of his last seven starts. The difference here is that the Cardinals haven't played well the last two weeks and find ways to lose, while the Brewers have been tough to beat at home and aren't losing when the offense scores more than one run. The Brewers burned me last night when I backed Martinez. I'll jump on Milwaukee this time around.