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    09/07/2011 9:56 PM
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MLB Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers



St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

Line: Brewers -120

Total: 7.5


Two great pitchers going tonight in Milwaukee as 10-5 Jamie Garcia takes the mound for the Cardinals with his 3.14 ERA against the Brewers Shaun Marcum and his 10-3 record and 3.33 ERA. The story for the Brewers tonight is going to be which offense is going to show up for them. The Brewers average and impressive 5.1 runs per game at home, however they struggle against left handed pitchers and average just 3.7 runs per game against lefties. Similar story for the Cardinals coming into tonight’s game as they average 5.1 runs per game on the road and 4.8 runs per game on the season which is pretty impressive. However, they are struggling in there last 2 games where they scored just 5 combined runs in their last 2 games, including a home game on Sunday Night Baseball.

Jamie Garica is on fire right now with a 2.66 ERA in his last 3 starts but is just 1-2 due to his teams struggle to score runs at times. Shaun Marcum is pretty hot right now himself with a 3-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in his last 3 starts. The real story is Marucm is 5-1 at home on the season despite just a 4.74 ERA on the year at home. The impressive record has to do with how well the Brewers can hit the baseball and if they want a chance to win tonight it will have to be done with the bats again off a left handed pitcher, which hasn’t happened much this season.

This game is going to come down to offense tonight in Milwaukee. If the Brewers can get to the lefty Garcia then they will have the advantage tonight at home and if the Cardinals can get out of their offensive funk and get to Marcum then they will win this game. Going to be a good one in the NL Central where the standings are tight and their is no love loss between these two teams. Can’t wait to sit back and relax and watch this battle.

Topics: Handicapping MLB

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