Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Zach Davies
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Miller Park on Wednesday to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable pitchers are Jaime Garcia for the Cardinals and Zach Davies for the Brewers. The opening line for this game has St. Louis at -152 and Milwaukee at +142. The over/under is 9. The Cardinals have a 32-18-2 over/under mark and a 28-24-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Brewers are 24-27-0 against the run line and have a 26-21-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this game with a 27-25 record, and they are 14-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has a 4-4 record with an ERA of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 55 strikeouts during his 59.2 innings pitched and he has given up 50 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have allowed 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the pen while they've been struck out 166 times and walked 57 times this year. As a unit, St. Louis has given up 8.56 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.88 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.22. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 438 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 403. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team, St. Louis is hitting .266, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .271 average on the road. The Cardinals have a .456 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .337 which is good for 4th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.21 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this game hitting .257 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 46 hits this season along with 32 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 43 times and has walked 32 times. Yadier Molina is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 49 hits so far while scoring 18 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 21 times. The Cardinals have 479 hits, including 105 doubles and 70 home runs. They've stolen 15 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. St. Louis has walked 179 times this season and they've struck out 411 times as a unit. They've left 376 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 282 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this game with a 14-14 home mark and a 23-28 overall record. With an ERA of 5.40, Zach Davies has a 2-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 41.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 47 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 172 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 160 times and walking 79 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.47 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 471 base knocks and 231 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 187 hitters and struck out 378. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Brewers hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.98 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .351 and he has an OBP of .424. He has 53 hits this year along with 23 runs scored and 30 RBI. He's struck out 24 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 51 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 26. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 38 times. The Brewers as a unit have 407 base hits, including 84 doubles and 54 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 211 times this year and they have struck out 500 times. They've had 356 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 215 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 32-18-2 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 28-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 26-21-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 24-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
05/30/16 RF Stephen Piscotty Food Poisoning "?" Tuesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
05/15/16 P Seth Maness Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
05/30/16 LF Ryan Braun Neck "?" Tuesday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 15-day DL (4/2)
05/20/16 RF Domingo Santana Shoulder 15-day DL (5/19)
04/28/16 P Matt Garza Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 P Corey Knebel Oblique 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Will Smith Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
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