Milwaukee Brewers at St Louis Cardinals 8/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/1/2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:15 PM on FSWI, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Milwaukee Brewers - Nelson, J (1-2) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Masterson, J (4-6)
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Big right-hander Justin Masterson (0-0) will be making his first start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night when they take on Jimmy Nelson (1-2) and the Milwaukee Brewers.
In his last start for the Cleveland Indians before being traded, Justin Masterson went just two innings against the New York Yankees and ended up picking up his sixth loss of the year. He allowed five runs on six hits in that outing while walking three and striking out two. His ERA on the season is a high 5.51, but a change in scenery (and leagues) may help him return to form.
Brewers veteran Lyle Overbay has six hits in 11 at-bats against Masterson in his career with two walks and two strikeouts. First baseman Mark Reynolds is hitless against him in six at-bats with two strikeouts.
Right-hander Jimmy Nelson made his fourth start of the year for the Brewers on Sunday and ended up losing to the New York Mets. He pitched seven strong innings in that game, though, and gave up just two runs while striking out six batters and walking two. He currently has a 4.30 ERA and he has struck out 22 batters in 23 innings this season.
The Cardinals are one of the four teams that Nelson has already faced this year. He gave up eight runs in 4.1 innings to them and took the loss.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 54-52-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 45-55-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0
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 60-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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