St Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 7/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/11/2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 4:10 PM on FS1
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
St Louis Cardinals - Wainwright, A (11-4) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Estrada, M (7-6)
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11-game winner Adam Wainwright will be on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon when they face Marco Estrada and the Milwaukee Brewers.
All-Star Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, but he has to settle for the no decision in a game the Cardinals eventually won 2-0. He gave up seven hits in that start and struck out five batters while walking three. Wainwright currently has an 11-4 record on the season with an outstanding 1.79 ERA and he has only given up four home runs in 131 innings.
Wainwright has never been a fan of facing Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is 19-for-47 against him with seven doubles, two home runs and six RBI.
In his last start, right-hander Marco Estrada pitched five innings against the Philadelphia Phillies and ended up suffering his second consecutive loss and his sixth loss of the season. In that game, he gave up three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out five. Estrada has benefited from having one of the best run-scoring offenses this season, which is why he has a 7-6 record with a poor ERA of 4.96.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has 13 hits in his 23 at-bats versus Estrada with two doubles, a home run and five RBI. Outfielder Matt Holliday is 7-for-24 against him with a double, a home run and five RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 36-50-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 47-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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)
07/09/14 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 St. Louis
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