Milwaukee Brewers at St Louis Cardinals 8/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/31/2014
Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:15 PM on FSWI, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Milwaukee Brewers - Peralta, W (12-6) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Wainwright, A (13-5)
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Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta (12-6) will be going for his fourth consecutive win on Friday night when he goes up against St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright (13-5).
Wily Peralta pitched well against the New York Mets last Saturday and was able to pick up his 12th game of the year. He lasted 5.2 innings in that start and allowed two runs on six base hits while walking three and striking out two. During his three-game winning streak, Peralta has a 1.37 ERA and has only given up 12 hits in 19.2 innings of work.
Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has five hits in 12 at-bats against Peralta with a double and a solo home run. First baseman Matt Adams is just 2-for-12 against him with an RBI and three strikeouts.
All-Star Adam Wainwright won his league-leading 13th game on Sunday when he was able to defeat the Chicago Cubs on the road. He pitched seven shutout innings in that start and gave up just five hits while walking three and striking out three. He now has a fantastic 1.92 ERA and he's only given up four home runs in 149.2 innings of work.
One player on the Brewers who has always done well against Wainwright is third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is 19-for-50 against him with seven doubles, two home runs and six RBI in his career.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 54-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.2
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 44-55-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2)
St Louis Cardinals
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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