Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Monday April 22, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / St. Louis Cardinals -- Over/Under:
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Brewers have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost five of their last seven games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 30 hits and 31 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Yasmani Grandal have combined for 48 hits and 16 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last seven games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 28 hits and 11 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina have combined for 40 hits and 27 RBI. Jack Flaherty gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Flaherty is 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 17-5 in their last 22 Monday games, 20-7 in their last 27 vs. National League Central and 19-9 in their last 28 road games. The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 2-8 in Flahertys last 10 starts. The Brewers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 7-0 in Flahertys last 7 starts overall. The under is 12-3-1 in Brewers last 16 road games.
Flaherty is coming off his best start of the season in five scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres, but he hasn't been good this season overall through four starts, and that includes allowing nine hits and five runs in 2.2 innings against the Brewers last week. The Milwaukee Brewers have owned division play for the most part dating back to last season and have won nine of the last 11 games against the Cardinals. I have to lean toward the Brewers in this matchup based on the success they just had against Flaherty and how they've beat up on the NL Central as of late.