Junior Guerra (3-0, 3.30 ERA) and Carlos Martinez (4-5, 4.25 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (23-27) and the St. Louis Cardinals (26-25) at Miller Park. Action begins at 2:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and can be seen on FSMW and FSWI.
Guerra pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking four in a 3-2 win over the Braves. Martinez went 5.0 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 9-8 defeat to the Cubs in his last outing.
The odds for Milwaukee and St. Louis are Cardinals -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Cardinals lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
The Cardinals are struggling at 7-11 in their division, while the Brewers sit at 8-10.
The Brewers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Cardinals have a 4-14 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 4-22. The Cardinals have a 5-21 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee ranks in the top half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 54 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top five at fourth with 69.
Ranking 21st, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 8.04 per game. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 9.16.
Ranking 16th, Milwaukee is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.731). St. Louis ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .797.
When the Cardinals allow at least one home run, they are 15-19, well-matched with the Brewers who are 18-23 when allowing at least one homer.