The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals will wrap up their three-game series with a day game on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers will be looking to complete the sweep after winning the first two games of the series. Milwaukee beat St. Louis 10-7 in the series opener and won game two by a score of 8-4.
Milwaukee won the National League Central Division in 2018, and they look like the favorites again this season. The Brewers are off to a 12-6 start and currently sit in first place. St. Louis is hoping to make a return to the playoffs this season, and have played well so far in 2019. The Cardinals come into this game with a solid record of 9-8.
Milwaukee is -128 over St. Louis in the series finale.
Yelich Tormenting Cardinals Pitching
Reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich has absolutely killed the Cardinals so far this season. Yelich hit three home runs in the series opener and now has eight home runs against the Cardinals already this season. The rightfielder has blasted nine long balls to go along with 25 runs batted in already and could repeat as MVP if he keeps up this pace. Milwaukee has a very deep and very talented offense.
Right-hander Corbin Burnes will be on the mound for the Brewers in the series finale, and that might not be a good thing for Milwaukee. Burnes has made three starts so far this season and has yet to go past five innings. The 24-year-old has gone 0-1 with a whopping 10.05 earned run average to start the season.
Look for flame thrower Josh Hader to enter this game at some point from the Brewers bullpen. Hader has given up just one earned run through 10 innings pitched.
Cardinals Need Good Start From Wacha
The St. Louis Cardinals have struggled of late with their starting pitching, and they need Michael Wacha to be great on Wednesday afternoon. Wacha has yet to have a decision so far this season but has a hefty earned run average of 5.28. The hard-throwing right-hander did hold the Brewers to just one run through six innings of work earlier this season.
St. Louis comes into this game just hitting .239 as a team, but they do have plenty of power in their lineup. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with seven home runs, but three other players have hit at least four of them.
Shortstop Paul DeJong is the only regular with a batting average above .300, and the Cardinals struggled on offense in game two of the series. The Cardinals are going to have to start stringing hits together at some point.
Brewers Sweep Rival Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals have had a solid start to the season, but they can’t seem to shake the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers have been terrific at home all season long, and they are going to complete the three-game sweep on Wednesday afternoon.
St. Louis has no answer for Christian Yelich, and he will have another big day. Bet the Milwaukee Brewers -128 over the St. Louis Cardinals.