Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals (3-2) go up against Matt Garza (0-1, 7.20 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1-5) in the first of a three-game division series at Busch Stadium. The game starts at 4:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 13 and will air on FSN-WI and FSN-MW.
Wainwright is 12-7 with a 2.31 ERA and 0.94 WHIP against the Brewers in his career. Jhonny Peralta (.333 ) kept up his strong start yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. In his pitching opportunities against the Cardinals, Garza is 3-3 with a 4.28 ERA, 45 strikeouts and 21 walks.
St. Louis is a -174 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs. The Cardinals are a nightmare for opponents on the bases with five steals, one of the highest totals in baseball. Turning to the pitching staff, the Cardinals are fourth in the league in WHIP at 0.98.
The Brewers average just 0.0 strikeouts per road game, good for least in the NL. Switching gears to Milwaukee's pitching staff, they have the lowest road ERA in the NL at 0.00. They also average just 0.0 hits allowed per road game, best in the NL.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL, O/U - Over
The Brewers currently sit below .500 against the NL Central Division at 1-2, and the Cardinals have a 3-2 record.
The Cardinals are 1-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Brewers are 0-1 in such matchups.
The Brewers are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded nine strikeouts. The Cardinals have a record of 1-1 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Cardinals are 2-2. The Brewers have a 1-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Milwaukee has earned 16 this season. St. Louis ranks 19th with 18 runs.
Ranking 22nd, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 14 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top half at 13th with 17.
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.