Milwaukee Brewers at St Louis Cardinals 9/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/17/2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Busch Stadium in St. Louis
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Veteran Kyle Lohse (12-9), who has a 7.71 ERA in his last three starts, will be on the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday when they face Shelby Miller (10-9) and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kyle Lohse pitched 6.2 innings against the Cincinnati Reds last Friday and finished with a no decision. He gave up two runs on five base hits in that outing while walking two hitters and striking out six. On the year, Lohse now has a 3.81 ERA and he has only walked 44 batters in 182 innings of work.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is 11-for-20 against Lohse in his career with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI. Matt Carpenter has just one hit in his 14 at-bats against the right-hander with three walks and four strikeouts.
23-year-old Shelby Miller had a strong start against the Colorado Rockies last weekend and ended up picking up his second straight win. He ended up pitching six innings in that game and gave up just one earned run on five hits while striking out five hitters and walking no one. Miller lowered his ERA to 3.75 with that win and he has only given up 150 hits in 172.2 innings.
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has six hits in 13 at-bats against Miller with two home runs and five RBI. Jean Segura is hitless in 15 at-bats against Miller with no walks and six strikeouts.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 74-74-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 69-76-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 60-day DL (7/13)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2) out for season
St Louis Cardinals
08/26/14 RF Shane Robinson Shoulder 60-day DL (8/25); out for season
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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