Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 24, 2019, 1:15 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Cardinals -120 / Milwaukee Brewers +100
The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals meet in the finale of their three game NL Central division set from Busch Stadium in MLB action on Wednesday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to avoid the sweep and snap a 3-game losing streak after a 4-3 loss gave the Brew Crew their 6th loss in their last 7 games. All of Milwaukee’s damage on the board came via the long ball as Travis Shaw had a pair of solo home runs and Orlando Arcia had a solo jack of his own to round out Milwaukee’s scoring in the loss. Hernan Perez and Ryan Braun each had a base hit as well in the losing effort for the Brewers. Zach Davies gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out four over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Alex Wilson took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the year. Jhoulys Chacin will start game three and is 2-2 with a 5.92 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. In his career, Chacin is 3-7 with a 5.66 ERA and 51 strikeouts against St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to complete the sweep after taking the first two games of the set including Tuesday’s victory. Yadier Molina went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs while Paul DeJong went 2 for 4 with a solo home run and a double and Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI as well in the win. Jose Martinez went 2 for 3 while Matt Carpenter, Marcell Ozuna and Dexter Fowler each had a base hit as well in the victory. Daniel Ponce de Leon gave up one run on two hits while striking out seven, not factoring in the decision. Andrew Miller got the win to improve to 1-1 while Jordan Hicks closed out the 9th for his 6th save of the year. Adam Wainwright will start the finale and is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wainwright is 15-9 with a 2.36 ERA and 202 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is 8-3 in Chacin’s last 11 road starts and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-0 in Chacin’s last 4 starts overall. St. Louis is 41-17 in Wainwright’s last 58 home starts and 9-1 in their last 10 home games while the over is 24-9-2 in their last 35 games overall. Milwaukee is 4-1 in Chacin’s last 5 starts against St. Louis and St. Louis is 11-4 in Wainwright’s last 15 starts against Milwaukee.
The Brewers and the plus money are worth a look considering that Chacin has pitched well on the road, pitched well against St. Louis and already has a win over the Cardinals this season. However, the Brewers are cold right now, and the Cardinals just keep finding ways to win and already find themselves at the top of the NL Central division. Sure it’s early, but the Cardinals have also had success with Wainwright on the bump against Milwaukee, so I’ll lay the juice with the Cardinals for the sweep here