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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pick & Prediction APR 11TH 2021

FinishedTV: Bally Sports NetworkBusch Stadium St. Louis

955Milwaukee Brewers
956St. Louis Cardinals

OP
8.5
-125
CU
8.5o -110
-1.5 +155
ML
121
-132
Partials
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Score
9
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Recap

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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Recap APR 11TH 2021

Brent Suter, Devin Williams and Josh Hader combined for a seven-inning shutout as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Friday in the first half of their doubleheader.

The Brewers (28-29) entered the contest one game back of the National League's last wild-card playoff slot. The victory kept their postseason hopes alive for at least one more day.

The Cardinals (28-27) failed to edge closer to the bracket. They are 0-8 in their attempts to move three games over .500 this season.

They also lost key reliever John Gant after he aggravated his previous groin muscle strain.

Suter cruised through the first four innings, allowing just Kolten Wong's single in the first inning, Dylan Carlson's third-inning walk and Paul DeJong's single in the fourth.

Williams (4-1) earned the victory for the Brewers by working the fifth and sixth innings and coaxing a double-play grounder in each. Hader closed out the game for his 12th save.

Losing pitcher Jack Flaherty (4-3) allowed three runs on four hits in five innings.

Flaherty entered the game 2-5 with a 5.71 ERA in 11 career starts against the Brewers. His struggles against them continued as they broke out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning.

Daniel Vogelbach drew a leadoff walk and Keston Hiura lined a single up the middle. Jedd Gyorko advanced the runners with a tapper up the third base line, before Eric Sogard lined a RBI single and Orlando Arcia hit a run-scoring chopper.

Christian Yelich expanded the lead to 3-0 with a solo homer to center field in the third inning.

Flaherty walked Garcia and Yelich to start the fifth inning, but he induced a double-play grounder from Ryan Braun to defuse the threat.

Gant departed the game after allowing Hiura's leadoff single in the sixth inning.

Paul Goldschmidt hit a leadoff double in the seventh, but Hader retired the next three batters to seal the victory.

--Field Level Media

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to build on a breakout offensive performance when they face the Cardinals in the rubber match of their three-game series in St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.

The Brewers surged for season highs in hits (13) and runs in Saturday's 9-5 victory after averaging 2.3 runs in their previous six games.

St. Louis is looking to bounce back after seeing its four-game winning streak end.

Avisail Garcia homered and drove in five runs in Saturday's win while Keston Hiura added a three-run homer for the Brewers. Hiura was 1-for-23 entering the game but could be primed to leave his slump behind after recording two hits Saturday.

St. Louis third baseman Nolan Arenado continues to impress with his new team. The five-time All-Star has hit safely in each of his first eight games with the Cardinals, going 11-for-33 to open the season.

"Our fan base enjoys good, fundamental baseball," St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. "Players that play with passion, that have talent. Players that do the little things, play defense. Players that respect the game, players that work hard. Nolan has got all of these attributes."

Arenado is batting third behind first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who returned Saturday after missing one game due to lower-back tightness.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had three hits Saturday and is riding a seven-game hitting streak.

St. Louis could be without left fielder Tyler O'Neill for the series finale after the left fielder exited Saturday's game in the third inning with a groin injury. O'Neill was replaced by Austin Dean, who hit a three-run homer in the eighth.

Adrian Houser's outing on Saturday marked another strong performance by Milwaukee starting pitchers, who have tossed at least five innings and not allowed an earned run in four straight games.

"I feel like our starters have done really, really well," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "It's going to be tough to top the rest of the season. In fact, we won't."

The Brewers will turn to left-hander Brett Anderson (0-1, 7.20 ERA), who gave up four runs over five innings in a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs last Monday. Anderson tossed three perfect innings before allowing three homers in the fourth.

The Texas native has a 1-3 record and 3.32 ERA in four career starts against the Cardinals but has struggled to contain Arenado (6-for-15, two homers).

St. Louis starter Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.80), a right-hander, is looking to build on a promising outing last Monday, when he allowed one run over five innings in a 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins.

Ponce de Leon is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA in four career games (three starts) against Milwaukee.

St. Louis is looking for more production from shortstop Paul DeJong, who struck out with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning in Saturday's loss. DeJong is 0-for-20 with 11 strikeouts since hitting two home runs in the second game of the season.

Milwaukee placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain on Saturday and recalled utilityman Jace Peterson from the team's alternate training site.

Peterson started at second on Saturday and batted seventh, going hitless in three at-bats. Counsell said Hiura also could see time at second during Wong's absence.

--Field Level Media

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GAMES

Last 10

W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • Chi. Cubs W 0 - 7
  • Chi. Cubs L 3 - 2
  • Chi. Cubs W 3 - 6
  • @St. Louis W 9 - 3
  • @St. Louis W 9 - 5
  • @St. Louis L 1 - 3
  • @Chi. Cubs W 4 - 2
  • @Chi. Cubs W 4 - 0
  • @Chi. Cubs L 3 - 5
  • Minnesota L 8 - 2
W 50% L 50%
5 5
  • Washington L 6 - 0
  • Washington W 3 - 14
  • Washington L 5 - 2
  • Milwaukee L 9 - 3
  • Milwaukee L 9 - 5
  • Milwaukee W 1 - 3
  • @Miami W 7 - 0
  • @Miami W 4 - 2
  • @Miami W 4 - 1
  • @Cincinnati L 1 - 12

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  • @Washington(03-28-21) L 3 - 11
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Last Meetings

  • Brewers @ Cardinals 9-3
  • Brewers @ Cardinals 9-5
  • Brewers @ Cardinals 1-3
  • Brewers @ Cardinals 2-5
  • Brewers @ Cardinals 3-0
  • Cardinals @ Brewers 9-1
  • Brewers @ Cardinals 3-0
  • Brewers @ Cardinals 2-4
  • Cardinals @ Brewers 0-6
  • Cardinals @ Brewers 4-2

American League

American League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Kansas City Royals64 .6000.04.94.7 4-22-26-0-4
Cleveland Indians64 .6000.04.22.6 4-12-36-0-4
Minnesota Twins56 .4551.55.43.7 1-44-25-0-5
Detroit Tigers56 .4551.53.95.3 3-32-34-0-6
Chicago White Sox56 .4551.55.04.1 2-23-45-0-5
American League EastWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Boston Red Sox83 .7270.05.94.3 3-35-08-0-2
Toronto Blue Jays66 .5002.54.53.7 3-33-35-0-5
Tampa Bay Rays56 .4553.04.15.7 3-22-44-0-6
Baltimore Orioles56 .4553.04.55.4 1-44-24-0-6
New York Yankees57 .4173.54.03.8 3-32-44-0-6
American League WestWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Los Angeles Angels75 .5830.05.15.4 4-23-36-0-4
Houston Astros65 .5450.55.54.3 1-45-15-0-5
Seattle Mariners65 .5450.54.65.6 3-33-25-0-5
Oakland Athletics57 .4172.04.06.2 1-64-15-0-5
Texas Rangers47 .3642.54.05.0 2-42-34-0-6

National League

National League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Milwaukee Brewers75 .5830.04.43.3 3-34-26-0-4
Cincinnati Reds75 .5830.06.34.7 5-12-46-0-4
St. Louis Cardinals66 .5001.05.05.3 2-44-25-0-5
Chicago Cubs57 .4172.02.74.3 3-32-44-0-6
Pittsburgh Pirates47 .3642.54.05.4 3-21-53-0-7
National League EastWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Philadelphia Phillies65 .5450.03.73.9 5-11-45-0-5
New York Mets43 .5710.03.43.6 3-11-24-0-3
Miami Marlins46 .4001.54.34.3 1-53-14-0-5
Atlanta Braves47 .3642.04.34.7 2-32-44-0-6
Washington Nationals36 .3332.03.44.8 1-22-43-0-6
National League WestWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Los Angeles Dodgers92 .8180.05.83.1 4-05-29-0-1
San Francisco Giants84 .6671.53.42.9 5-13-37-0-3
San Diego Padres84 .6671.54.12.8 4-34-16-0-4
Arizona Diamondbacks48 .3335.54.65.7 2-32-54-0-6
Colorado Rockies38 .2736.04.45.2 3-40-42-0-8

Last Injuries

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Miles Mikolas

    Elbow
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Mikolas has been moved to the 10-day injured list with a flexor tendon strain, and he is not projected to make his season debut until the beginning of May.

  • Kwang-hyun Kim

    Back
    Prob Sat | 10-day IL

    Kim has been designated for the 10-day injured list with a back injury, and he is projected to make his season debut against the Phillies on Saturday.

  • Dylan Carlson

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Carlson will not be in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Nationals, as he will receive a day of rest.

  • Yadier Molina

    Rest
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Molina will not be in the starting lineup against the Nationals on Tuesday as he will receive a day of rest.

  • Trevor Rosenthal

    Shoulder
    Mid June | 60-day IL

    Rosenthal has been posted to the 60-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, and he will be out of commission until the middle of June.

  • Paul Goldschmidt

    Back
    Prob Sat | probable

    Goldschmidt missed the last contest with lower-back tightness, but it is likely that he will suit up for Saturday's tilt with the Brewers.

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Christian Yelich

    Back
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Yelich has been held out of the previous three games with lower-back tightness, and it is unclear if he will face the Pirates on Friday.

  • Lorenzo Cain

    Quadricep
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Cain has been added to the 10-day injured list with a left quad injury, and there is no timetable for his return.

  • Bobby Wahl

    Oblique
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Wahl will miss an extended period with an oblique injury and has been transferred to the 60-day injured list.

  • Kolten Wong

    Oblique
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Wong has been added to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Travis Shaw

    Shin
    Prob Mon | probable

    Shaw was lifted from the last contest with a right shin contusion, but it is expected that he will suit up for Monday's battle with the Cubs.

  • Jacob Nottingham

    Thumb
    Out indefinitely | out

    Nottingham will miss an undetermined length of time with a thumb injury.

  • Derek Fisher

    Hamstring
    Out indefinitely | out

    Fisher is out of commission with a hamstring injury, and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • Justin Topa

    Elbow
    Mid July | 60-day IL

    Topa is on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow strain, and he is not projected to take the field until the middle of July.