St Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 7/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/10/2014
Friday, July 11, 2014, 8:10 PM on FSMW, FSWI
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
St Louis Cardinals - Kelly, J (1-1) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Gallardo, Y (5-5)
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26-year-old Joe Kelly will be making his fourth start of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night when they go up against veteran Yovani Gallardo and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Joe Kelly last started for the Cardinals back on April 16 when he was defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers on the road. He pitched just four innings in that game, but he only gave up one unearned run on three hits while walking no one and striking out two. In three starts in the minors, Kelly has a 2.61 ERA.
Brewers All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez has six hits in 17 at-bats against Kelly with two doubles, a triple and two RBI. Ryan Braun is just 3-for-12 against him with five strikeouts.
Yovani Gallardo went seven innings against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, but all he got out of that game was a no decision. He gave up two runs in that start and struck out three batters while walking no one. Gallardo has a 5-5 record with a 3.45 ERA on the season and he has been able to drop his walk rate to just 2.5 walks per nine innings.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has 10 hits in his 33 at-bats against Gallardo in his career with a triple, four home runs and 10 RBI. Matt Carpenter is 5-for-15 against him with four doubles and three RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 36-49-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 47-41-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
07/08/14 1B Allen Craig Rest questionable
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
07/08/14 RF Ryan Braun Back questionable
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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