Lance Lynn (0-1, 1.50 ERA) and Wily Peralta (0-0, 2.57 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals (3-3) and the Milwaukee Brewers (2-5) at Busch Stadium. The Brewers won the last game 5-4 and Milwaukee leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 15 and can be seen on FSN-WI and FSN-MW.
Lynn is 5-2 with a 2.26 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts against the Brewers. Jhonny Peralta (.360 ) kept up his hot start Monday, going 2 for 4 with two RBIs. When pitching against the Cardinals, Peralta is 4-4 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 40 strikeouts. Adam Lind (.417 ) went 1 for 4 Monday with one RBI.
The odds for St. Louis and Milwaukee are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. The Cardinals are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 8.3 per game. Opposing batters know they're in for a battle when they play St. Louis. The Cardinals are one of the top teams when it comes to pitching, allowing just 3.0 runs per game. The Cardinals are the third-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 0.98 so far this season.
Milwaukee is excellent at not striking out n the road with just 6.0 per game, ranking second in the NL. Milwaukee's pitching staff is one of the top in the NL at pitching on the road, with a 2.00 ERA.
The Brewers have the edge in the season series, 1-0. Lynn (RHP) will be on the hill against the Brewers, who have a 2-4 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
In NL Central Division games this season, the Cardinals and the Brewers sit at even records of 3-3 and 2-2 respectively.
St. Louis recorded at least two errors for the first time this season.
When the Cardinals play into extra innings, they have a 1-0 record. The Brewers are 0-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Brewers managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Cardinals who are heading in with a 1-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Cardinals are 2-3. The Brewers have a 1-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, Milwaukee has earned 21 this season. St. Louis ranks 20th with 22 runs.
Ranking 26th, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 15 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 23.
The Cardinals are 2-1 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Brewers are 1-2 when they hit at least one homer.