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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview and Predictions 04-17-2019 in MLB


Christian Yelich hit six homers and drove in 15 runs in 16 games against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 en route to winning National League Most Valuable Player honors. Yelich has needed less than three weeks to eclipse those numbers against St. Louis and will try to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a three-game sweep of the visiting Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.

Yelich has gone deep in all six games of the series this season, following Monday's three-homer eruption with a three-run shot in Milwaukee's 8-4 rout. Yasmani Grandal is on a tear of his own, hitting safely in five straight contests and 11 of 12 after clubbing a two-run blast as the Brewers won for the fourth time in five games. Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna has homered in three consecutive outings and has five blasts and 10 RBIs during a five-game hitting streak. Yadier Molina and Dexter Fowler collected two hits each to run their respective hitting streaks to six games for St. Louis, which has dropped nine of 10 to Milwaukee dating to last year.

TV: 1:40 p.m. ET, FS Midwest (St. Louis), FS Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Michael Wacha (0-0, 5.28 ERA) vs. Brewers RH Corbin Burnes (0-1, 10.05)

Wacha had his best start in his season debut at Milwaukee on March 31, allowing one run and four hits while striking out seven over six innings of a no-decision. He has regressed in two subsequent starts, walking eight in 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball versus San Diego before he was shelled for three homers and seven runs over 3 2/3 innings by the Los Angeles Dodgers last time out. Yelich is 4-for-12 with a homer off Wacha, who is 5-0 with a 3.92 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) versus Milwaukee.



The long ball is killing Burnes, who will look to avoid becoming the first pitcher in major league history to surrender at least three home runs in four consecutive starts. The 24-year-old was matched up against Wacha last month and registered 12 strikeouts but was taken deep by Matt Carpenter, Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong. Burnes gave up seven runs over five innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on April 6 and yielded five runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings last time out against the Dodgers.

WALK-OFFS

1. Yelich is 11-for-21 with eight homers and 18 RBIs in the six games versus St. Louis.

2. Carpenter grounded into a double play for the first time since Sept. 8, 2017.

3. Brewers CF Lorenzo Cain has multiple hits in six of the past 11 games.

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Miller Park
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Capacity: 45,808

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Last Injuries

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Mike Moustakas

    Finger
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Moustakas was held out of the last game with a fracture to the tip of his right ring finger, and it is undetermined if he will be available Monday versus the Cardinals.

  • Jimmy Nelson

    Shoulder
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Nelson is on the 10-day injured list while recuperating from shoulder surgery and is likely to remain out of commission until at least the beginning of May.

  • Freddy Peralta

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Peralta has landed on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in the right SC joint and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • Corey Knebel

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Knebel has been transferred to the 60-day injured list after having Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season.

  • Alex Wilson

    Personal
    Prob Fri | probable

    Wilson has been placed on paternity leave for the birth of his child but is expected to rejoin the lineup in time for Friday's clash with the Dodgers.

  • Mike Moustakas

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Moustakas is not expected to suit up against the Dodgers on Thursday as he is to be rested.

  • Lorenzo Cain

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Cain will receive a day of rest and is unlikely to play Thursday against the Dodgers.

  • Jeremy Jeffress

    Shoulder
    Prob Tues | probable

    Jeffress has been activated from the 10-day injured list after healing from right shoulder weakness. He is likely to be available for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

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St. Louis Cardinals

  • Harrison Bader

    Hamstring
    Prob Wed | 10-day IL

    Bader is dealing with tightness in his right hamstring and has been place don the 10-day injured list. It is likely he will return Wednesday against the Brewers.

  • Mike Mayers

    Shoulder
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Mayers is on the 10-day injured list due to a right shoulder lat strain. He is expected to be sidelined until at least the beginning of July.

  • Luke Gregerson

    Shoulder
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Gregerson has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to a right shoulder impingement. He is on a rehab stint in the minors but is lining up to return toward the beginning of May.

  • Matt Carpenter

    Knee
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Carpenter was forced from the last game after fouling a ball of his knee, and has unclear status for Sunday's matchup against the Mets.

  • Justin Williams

    Finger
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Williams has been moved to the 10-day injured list due to a second metacarpal fracture on his right hand. A timetable for return has yet to be provided.

  • Brett Cecil

    Hand
    Late May | 60-day IL

    Cecil has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to left hand Carpal Tunnel syndrome and is expected to miss at least the first two months of the 2019 season.

  • Luke Gregerson

    Shoulder
    Late April | 10-day IL

    Gregerson has landed on the 10-day injured list while healing from a right shoulder impingement. He is unlikely to return until at least the latter part of April.

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milwaukee-brewers Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Aaron Wilkerson 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 1.000
Brandon Woodruff 5 4 9 1 5 2 0 0 2 7 0 4 0 .556 .778 .600
Jhoulys Chacin 4 4 6 2 3 0 0 1 1 6 0 2 0 .500 1.000 .571
Christian Yelich 23 23 85 23 30 4 0 13 31 73 3 15 0 .353 .859 .456
Yasmani Grandal 20 18 65 14 22 2 0 5 10 39 2 17 0 .338 .600 .413
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Alex Claudio 13 0 35 6 0 6 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 186
Junior Guerra 10 0 39 6 0 6 2 0 2 0 0 2 7 216
Josh Hader 9 0 36 24 0 6 3 0 5 0 0 0 4 197
Jacob Barnes 8 0 26 12 0 5 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 146
Matt Albers 8 0 26 10 0 9 3 0 6 0 0 0 2 151
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Yasmani Grandal 20 18 0 10 5 1 0 1
Erik Kratz 8 7 0 5 1 2 0 0
Manny Pina 10 5 0 1 0 1 0 1
Christian Yelich 23 23 0 0 0 0 1 0
Eric Thames 21 6 0 0 0 1 0 0

st-louis-cardinals Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Ryan Helsley 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Jose Martinez 21 9 51 8 17 3 0 1 9 23 0 11 0 .333 .451 .346
Matt Wieters 6 2 9 0 3 0 0 0 5 3 1 4 1 .333 .333 .364
Paul DeJong 21 21 86 19 28 9 1 4 11 51 2 17 0 .326 .593 .389
Kolten Wong 21 21 66 12 19 3 1 4 13 36 4 13 0 .288 .545 .422
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
John Gant 12 0 45 12 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 7 208
Andrew Miller 11 0 23 10 2 10 4 0 8 0 0 1 6 167
Dominic Leone 10 0 30 11 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 166
John Brebbia 10 0 37 14 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 178
Jordan Hicks 8 0 27 11 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 133
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Yadier Molina 19 19 0 4 1 1 0 1
Dakota Hudson 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dexter Fowler 20 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
Harrison Bader 13 13 0 0 0 1 2 0
Jose Martinez 21 9 0 0 0 1 0 0