Milwaukee Brewers (16-34) at St. Louis Cardinals (32-17)
|Date & Time||Monday June 1, 2015, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -158 / Milwaukee Brewers +148 --- Over/Under: 8
The St Louis Cardinals welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to Busch Stadium in an NL Central battle.
The Milwaukee Brewers had high hopes coming in to the season but that hasn’t translated to on the field. The Brewers finally ended a seven game slide following a 7-6, 17 inning victory against visiting Arizona. Rookie Tyler Wagner was charged with five runs before Matt Garza tossed five scoreless innings to get the win. The Brew Crew posted 16 hits and walked five times with Martin Maldonado going 4-6 with a long ball and two RBI’s and three runs while Jean Segura was 4-8 with two runs driven in and one scored. The Brewers are scheduled to send Matt Garza to the mound to face the Cardinals for the third time in 2015. Garza has struggled the last three times out with a combined 19 runs allowed on 23 hits and eight BB in 14.2 frames.
The St Louis Cardinals are the team to beat in the National League Central and have not hurt themselves over the last week. The Cardinals knocked off the Dodgers for their 5th win in six contests by a 3-1 count on Sunday. Starter Carlos Martinez tossed a one hit shutout over seven frames and struck out eight to up his record to 5-2. The Redbirds offense did their damage on eight hits and five walks with Jhonny Peralta going 2-3 with a homer and three RBI’s. St Louis turns to Jamie Garcia for his third start of the season when he opposes Milwaukee on Monday. Garcia has been solid in two outings with five runs plated on 13 hits covering 13 innings.
The over is 6-2-1 in Milwaukee’s last 9 Monday games while the Brewers are 11-28 in their last 39 road games and are 25-56 in their last 81 overall. St Louis are 42-12 in their last 54 home games and are 47-16 in their last 63 games as a favorite while going 11-4 in their last 15 Monday games. The over is 6-2 in Garcia’s last 8 starts vs. Milwaukee while the Brewers are 23-49 in the last 72 meetings. The Cardinals are just unrelenting and right or wrong I’ll take them…