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

THE FACTS

When is St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers taking place? Tuesday 27th August, 2019 – 00:05 (UK)

Where is St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers taking place? Miller Park

What is the expected weather for St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers? Isolated thunderstorms, 22c

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

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? St. Louis Cardinals 3 – 5 Milwaukee Brewers

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

  • The Cardinals have been one of the hottest teams in the National League of late and enter this game on a four-game winning streak after sweeping the Colorado Rockies. St. Louis are 4-1 in the last five games, and 8-2 in their last 10.
  • Kolten Wong is day-to-day with a toe issue while Jose Martinez, Brett Cecil and Tyler O’Neill are out. Tony Cingrani and Jordan Hicks are out for the season. Outfielder Marcell Ozuna has been on fire of late for the Cardinals, hitting .400 with two homers and seven RBIs in his last seven games.
  • Adam Wainwright will get the start for the Cardinals in this game. The 37-year-old right-hander is 9-9 with a 4.51 ERA, 126 strikeouts and a 1.44 WHIP in 131.2 innings pitched across 24 starts. However, he hasn’t been at his best of late on account of a 5.84 ERA in his last seven outings.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

  • The Brewers won two of three in the weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and they own a 3-2 mark in their last five outings. However, they have 'only' gone 5-5 in their last 10 MLB games.
  • The Brewers have several pitchers in their injured list ahead of this game such as Jimmy Nelson, Jeremy Jeffress and Brandon Woodruff, although none are expected back before September begins. Christian Yelich might get most of the press, but don’t sleep on veteran Ryan Braun who is hitting for .438 in his last 16 at-bats.
  • Gio Gonzalez will get the start for the Brewers in this one. The 33-year-old left-hander has dealt with injuries since last season but he has been solid – when healthy – for the Brewers. Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 3.64 ERA, 53 strikeouts and a 1.26 WHIP in 59.1 innings pitched (12 starts) in 2019. However, he has a 4.64 ERA in his last seven outings.

THE PREDICTION

The Cardinals have been scorching recently and it seems no team in the National League can hold them down. The Brewers have been playing well and could have an edge in the pitching department, but the Cardinals have been very good of late and that run of form should be enough to consider them as favourites here.

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