Milwaukee Brewers (6-6) at St. Louis Cardinals (5-6)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 11, 2018, 1:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under:
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Brewers have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Travis Shaw leads the Brewers with 14 hits and six RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Jonathan Villar have combined for 26 hits and seven RBI. Junior Guerra gets the ball, and he was 1-4 with a 5.12 ERA and 67 strikeouts last season. Guerra is 1-2 with a 5.59 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for another victory to get back to a .500 record. The Cardinals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their first 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 15 hits and seven RBI while Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina have combined for 24 hits and 11 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 15-8 with a 2.31 ERA and 198 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 13-3 in their last 16 road games, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 37-15 in Wainwrights last 52 home starts and 36-17 in Wainwrights last 53 starts. The Cardinals are 5-1 in Wainwrights last 6 starts vs. Brewers and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals have been on fire offensively pretty much all season and will be confident after answering the bell every time last night and finding a way to win in extra innings. The Milwaukee Brewers have a lot of frustrating losses so far, and now they're throwing out a pitcher who hasn't pitched since September of last year. Guerra also had an ERA of 6.68 on the road last season in 32.1 innings. Wainwright wasn't himself in his debut, but he's usually solid at home and is allowing just a .244 batting average against current Brewers with 41 strikeouts in 160 at bats. Give me the Cards at home.