My predictions record on the season is now 13-6. You can see my previous picks here. I like the Brewers-Cardinals match-up this evening.
Tonight’s chosen match-up: Milwaukee Brewers (79-73) @ St. Louis Cardinals (84-68)
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals play the rubber match of their 3 game series this evening. Last night the Cardinals notched a 2-0 win. Starter Nick Fiers got saddled with his 3rd loss of the season. He pitched 7 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits with 7 strikeouts. The Brewers out-hit the Cards 7-3 in the loss. The team is currently in 3rd place in the NL Central, 5 games behind the leading Cardinals. They are 2.5 games behind the Pirates for the 2nd wildcard spot in the NL. Their starting pitcher tonight is right-handed Kyle Lohse. Lohse has a 12-9 record with 3.81 era and 133 strikeouts in 182 innings pitched. He is 0-2 in his last 3 starts (with 1 no-decision). In his last outing, a start on September 12th at home versus the Red, he ended up with a no-decision as he pitched 6.2 innings while giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits. Including yesterday’s 2-0 win the Cardinals have won 4 of their last 5 games. In the 5 games they outscored their opponents 18-9. Yesterday starter Adam Wainwright recorded his 19th win of the season. He pitched a complete game allowing zero earned runs on 7 hits with 7 strikeouts. The team is currently the NL Central division leaders, 2.5 games ahead of the Pirates. Tonight their starting pitcher is right-handed Shelby Miller. Miller has a 10-9 record with a 3.75 era and 115 strikeouts in 172.2 innings pitched. He is 2-0 in his last 2 starts. He only allowed a total 1 earned run in the 2 starts. He has pitched 6 or more innings in his last 6 starts.
The Cardinals are 11-7 versus the Brewers this season. The Brewers are 38-36 on the road this season. The Cardinals are 48-29 at home this season.
Brewers vs Cardinals Prediction
The Cardinals have the slight advantage because they are at home and need to keep winning to hold off the 2nd place Pirates.
Take the Cardinals -137 (Bovada.lv)