Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Cardinals -125 / Milwaukee Brewers +115 O/U: 8.5
The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to continue their series.
In the Monday opener of this set, the Cardinals ripped 18 hits on the evening and plated seven runs in an eventual 13-5 blowout.
For Tuesday’s game, the Brewers will be sending out RHP Zach Davies. In his 22.2 innings and 2-0 record this year, Davies has a 1.19 ERA with 15 Ks and nine walks.
Milwaukee couldn’t keep up with the Cardinals in the Monday game, though oddly enough it was all knotted up at three runs in the middle of the fifth inning. Ryan Braun hit a solo homer and was the only Brewer with more than one hit in that one.
Over on the Cardinals’ side, they would have slotted Michael Wacha in here for the start, but since he’s on the IL now, it’s going to be Daniel Ponce de Leon taking the mound.
The St. Louis offense had some big performers in Monday’s win. Paul Goldschmidt logged a two-run homer with three RBI, three hits and two runs on the night. Dexter Fowler helped out with a two-run homer of his own alongside four RBI, four hits and three runs.
The Brewers are 4-1 in Davies’ last five starts and 1-4 in his last five starts with four days’ rest. Milwaukee is 4-1 in Davies’ last five starts on grass and 1-5 in his last six starts in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 6-2 in their last eight in game two of a series. The over is 6-1 in St. Louis’ last seven in game two of a series and 5-1 in the last six Tuesday games.
Davies struggled in spots last year, but so far his 2019 has been great. In two of Davies’ starts this season, he’s put up zero earned in 10.2 innings on eight hits. In his other two starts, he’s logged just three earned over 12.0 innings on 12 hits—pretty darn good.
As for the Cardinals, they’re going to be scrambling a bit with Wacha on the shelf, but should be able to absorb most of the blow with their bullpen and a good few innings from Ponce de Leon.
Still, with Davies doing well to start things out, I’m going Brewers here.