2019 MLB – Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals taking place? Tuesday 20th August, 2019 – 00:45 (UK)

Where is Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals taking place? Busch Stadium

What is the expected weather for Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals? Partly cloudy, 32c

What television channel is Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals on? BT Sport 1 in the UK / Fox Sports, MLB Network in the US

Where can I stream Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website or app in the UK / MLB.tv and Fox Sports GO in the US

Where can I get tickets for Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals? https://www.mlb.com/tickets/season-tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Milwaukee Brewers 2 – 5 St. Louis Cardinals

THE TEAM NEWS

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

  • The Brewers were destroyed by the Washington Nationals in their last matchup and own a 2-3 mark in their last five games. Meanwhile, over their last 10 outings, Milwaukee have a 6-4 mark, so they remain alive on the postseason race.
  • Zach Davies is eligible to return from the injured list ahead of this game, but Jimmy Nelson, Brent Suter, Jhoulys Chacin and Brandon Woodruff are not ready. Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 in the previous game and it seems his injury woes are a thing of the past, so he’s the one to watch for Milwaukee as he's hitting for .335 with a 1.122 OPS in 2019.
  • Davies will return to start this game after a two-week stint on the IL. The righty allowed 18 runs in three starts before getting injured but has a 3.74 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP and an 8-5 mark so far this season in 122.2 innings pitched (23 starts).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

  • The Cardinals have been trading wins and losses in their last five outings but have a 3-2 mark following Sunday’s win against the Cincinnati Reds. Over their last 10 games, St. Louis have a strong 7-3 record.
  • Tyler O’Neill is eligible to return from the injured list ahead of this game, but Jose Martinez and Brett Cecil remain out while Tony Cingrani and Jordan Hicks are out for the rest of the season. One player to keep an eye is Paul Goldschmidt, who homered on Sunday, has 28 home runs in the season and is hitting for .260 with an .813 OPS.
  • Dakota Hudson didn’t allow runs in his previous start, bouncing back from an ugly stretch that saw him give up 11 in his three previous outings. This season, the 24-year-old righty owns an 11-6 mark, a 3.82 ERA, a 1.55 WHIP and 97 strikeouts in 127.1 innings pitched across 25 appearances (24 starts).

THE PREDICTION

The Cardinals have a psychological edge over the Brewers since they have won the last four meetings between both sides. Plus, they will also hold a slight edge on the pitching department since Dakota Hudson is coming off a strong outing the last time out. If the recent form is added, then St. Louis certainly looks like the favourite in this contest.

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