Red-Hot Cardinals Hoping to Stay Hot Against Rivals
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers will continue their series on Wednesday night at American Family Field in Wisconsin. St. Louis has won the first two MLB matchups in this series, and they are the hottest teams in baseball at this time.
The Cardinals have now won ten straight games to completely take control of the race for the second Wild Card spot in the National League. St. Louis appeared to be buried in the standings at one point in July, but they look destined to make the playoffs at this time.
The Milwaukee Brewers continue to have favorable betting lines for most of their matchups over the past few weeks, but it hasn’t led to a ton of wins. Milwaukee is still going to win the National League Central Division, but they have currently lost three straight games.
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Pitching Powering Cardinals Run
All of a sudden, the St. Louis Cardinals have turned into one of the best pitching staffs in the National League. The Cardinals have been led by Adam Wainwright all season long, but the rest of the starting staff has been stepping up.
Miles Mikolas will be on the mound on Wednesday night, and he is one pitcher that still has something to prove before the playoffs begin in a few weeks. Mikolas is just 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA this season, and he has missed plenty of time with injuries in 2021.
Nolan Arenado has also been on a tear for the Cardinals during this winning streak, and he leads the team with 33 home runs and 101 RBIs. Arenado has been getting some help from the rest of the offense as well, but he has been setting the tone in most games.
Brewers Offense is a Mess
Milwaukee has not been a great offensive team all season long, but things have gone from bad to worse of late. The Brewers have scored just seven total runs over their last three games, and that just isn’t good enough production to get it done.
Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers team with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs, but he hasn’t been getting a ton of help, especially when it comes to slugging. There are some talented bats in the Milwaukee lineup, but the Brewers are hitting just .234 as a team this season.
Brett Anderson is set to start on Wednesday night for the Brewers, and he has not been pitching well this season. Anderson is just 4-8 with a 4.18 ERA, and he is now facing a lineup that is red-hot and has plenty of momentum.
Cardinals Win 11th Straight Game
The betting odds for this game say that the St. Louis Cardinals are the underdogs, but they have been thriving in this role over the last few weeks. St. Louis does appear to have a slight edge in the pitching matchup for this game, but playing on the road in Milwaukee is never easy to deal with.
St. Louis has been doing just about everything right during this run, and it’s hard to see them completely falling apart on Wednesday night. The Brewers are going to turn things back around at some point as well, but they just won’t have enough to slow down the Cardinals in this matchup.