Zach Davies (2-3, 5.40 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (23-29) meet Jaime Garcia (4-4, 3.47 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals (28-25) in the last of a three-game division series at Miller Park. The Cardinals won the last game 10-3, and St. Louis leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 1:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and will air on FSMW.
In his most recent outing, Davies pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five runs (three unearned) and striking out four in a 9-5 victory over the Reds. Ryan Braun (.348, 23 Rs, 9 HRs, 31 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. The Cardinals were victorious over the Nationals 6-2 the last time Garcia pitched. He went 7.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out four and walking one. Matt Carpenter (.272, 36 Rs, 9 HRs, 35 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Cardinals, going 4 for 5 yesterday with four runs and two RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Cardinals -155 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9.
The Cardinals are 4-1 against the Brewers this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
The Brewers are 8-12 against their divisional rivals, while the Cardinals are 9-11 against their division.
The Brewers managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Cardinals who are coming in with a 7-2 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 19-5. The Cardinals have a 23-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th, Milwaukee is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 218 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top five at second with 292.
Ranking sixth, St. Louis is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 185 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 213.
The Brewers are 16-13 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Cardinals are 23-15 when they hit at least one homer.