In the last of a four-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals (75-66) and the Milwaukee Brewers (63-79) at Busch Stadium, Luke Weaver (1-2, 3.96 ERA) and Zach Davies (10-7, 4.01 ERA) take the mound. The Cardinals won the last game 5-1, and St. Louis leads the series 2-1. The game starts at 2:15 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 11 and will air on FSMW and FSWI.
In his most recent outing, Weaver pitched 4.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out five in a 9-7 victory over the Pirates. The Brewers were unsuccessful against the Cubs 7-2 the last time Davies pitched. He went 6.2 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking two. Ryan Braun (.308, 72 Rs, 26 HRs, 81 RBIs, 14 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The Brewers are struggling at 24-38 in their division, while the Cardinals sit at 35-27.
The Cardinals managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are coming in with a 37-35 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Cardinals have a slight leg up on the Brewers, as the Cardinals have won their last two games while the Brewers have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 50-10. The Cardinals have a 52-7 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Milwaukee has earned 592 this season. St. Louis ranks fourth with 696 runs.
Ranking 17th, Milwaukee is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.738). St. Louis ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .778.
When the Brewers allow at least one home run, they are 39-59. When the Cardinals allow one or more homers, they have a 41-43 record.