In the second of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (23-28) and the St. Louis Cardinals (27-25) at Miller Park, Wily Peralta (3-5, 6.62 ERA) and Mike Leake (3-4, 3.90 ERA) take the mound. The Cardinals won the last game 6-0, and St. Louis leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 31 and will air on FSMW and FSWI.
In his most recent outing, Peralta pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking two in a 6-2 victory over the Braves. Chris Carter (.227, 26 Rs, 13 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Cardinals were unsuccessful the last time Leake pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking one in a 2-1 loss to the Nationals. Matt Adams (.318, 15 Rs, 6 HRs, 25 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Cardinals -150 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 at the moment.
In their previous four games this season, the Cardinals have a 3-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
The Brewers and the Cardinals both have an 8-11 record against the division.
St. Louis recorded at least two errors for the 11th time this season.
The Brewers didn't score any runs in their last game. The Cardinals have a 4-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 4-23. The Cardinals have a 5-21 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 16th in home runs, Milwaukee has hit 54 this season. St. Louis ranks third with 70 home runs.
Ranking 23rd, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.98 per game. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 9.21.
Ranking 17th, Milwaukee is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.725). St. Louis ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .796.
The Cardinals are 15-19 when they allow at least one home run. The Brewers perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with an 18-24 record.