St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers face off on Tuesday at Busch Stadium for game two of their NL Central series. The Cardinals are -150 favorites over the Brewers.
The St. Louis Cardinals looked to be on their way to a win and cutting into the Milwaukee Brewers lead in the NL Central on Monday but it wasn’t meant to be as they fell to the Brewers. Matt Holliday had three hits including a home run, Allen Craig had two hits including a home run, and Yadier Molina and Allen Craig each had two hits as the Cardinals scored three runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha allowed eight hits and three runs while striking out nine over 6.1 innings to not factor in the decision as Pat Neshek blew the save and Seth Maness took the loss to fall to 0-2 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who is coming off of his first loss of the season. For the year Lynn has allowed 28 hits and 11 earned runs while striking out 36 over 30 innings for a 4-1 record and a 3.30 ERA.
The Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in baseball and they helped that cause on Mondy coming back for the win. Scooter Gennett and Elian Herrera each had two hits and Khris Davis had a hit and drove in two runs as the Brewers scored five runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Zach Duke got the win to go to 2-0 for the year and Francisco Rodriguez earned his 12th save. For Tuesday’s game the Brewers start Kyle Lohse who has won his last four starts. For the season Lohse has allowed 25 hits and nine earned while striking out 31 over 34 innings for a 4-1 record and a 2.38 ERA.
St. Louis is 44-18 in their last 62 home games, 6-3 against the NL Central, and 16-7 in Lynn’s last 23 starts. Milwaukee is 11-1 as an underdog, 21-7 in their last 28 road games, and 6-1 in Lohse’s last seven road starts. Milwaukee is 4-7 in their last 11 games in St. Louis.
I like the Brewers in this one as an underdog.
Milwaukee Brewers +135 St. Louis Cardinals