Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals meet for game two of their series at Miller Park on Tuesday. The Brewers are -140 favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The Milwaukee Brewers are red hot at just the right time as they won for the seventh consecutive time on Monday night in a battle with the second place Cardinals. Nyjer Morgan had two hits including a bases clearing bases loaded double while Ryan Braun and Corey Hart also had two hits as Milwaukee scored six times on 11 hits. On the mound starting pitcher Zack Greinke allowed seven hits and two earned runs while striking out five over six innings to earn his ninth win of the year after overcoming a slow start where he allowed two runs in the first inning. For Tuesday’s game Milwaukee starts Shaun Marcum who has won his last three starts. For the season Marcum has allowed 108 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 114 in 129.2 innings of work.
The St. Louis Cardinals have taken back to back losses and each of them has piut them another game back in the N.L. Central. Matt Holliday had two hits including a first inning two run home run, Yadier Molina had two hits, and Rafael Furcal had a hit and scored a run as the Cardinals scored two runs off of eight hits. On the mound starter Chris Carpenter allowed seven hits and five earned runs while striking out six over five innings of work to take his eighth loss of the year. For Tuesday’s game St. Louis looks to bounce back as they start Jamie Garcia who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Garcia has allowed 137 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 114 in 137.2 innings of work.
Milwaukee is 8-0 in their last eight games against the N.L. Central, 15-5 in their last 20 game two of a series, and 2-5 in Marcum’s last seven home starts. St. Louis is 5-2 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 1-6 in their last seven games as a road underdog, and 15-3 in Garcia’s last 18 starts against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is 1-5 in the last six meetings.
We have two solid pitchers and as good as the pitching matchup was on Monday, this one may be better and it should stay under.