MLB Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (67-69) at St. Louis Cardinals (74-63) 9/7 8:15 PM EST

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The best sports handicappers preview tonight’s game featuring the Brewers at Cardinals. The Brewers will send righty Yovani Gallardo to the mound to face off with the St. Louis righty Kyle Lohse. The Brewers enter action on Friday winning 8 of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won only 4 of 10, and are trying to fend of the Pirates for the second NL wild card spot. In the last 10 meetings between these two teams, the Cardinals have an 8-2 record.


Gallardo is 14-8 this year in 173.1 innings with an ERA of 3.79. The Brewers have won 18 of 28 this year when Gallardo starts. During his last three starts, Gallardo is 3-0 with an elevated ERA of 4.82 in 18.2 innings, surrendering 18 hits, and walking 9, allowing 1.45 runners per inning. During that span, the Brewers have scored 6.33 runs per game and have only allowed 3.67. Gallardo’s last start was against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he threw 119 pitches in only 4.2 innings, allowing 7 earned runs, striking out 4, issuing 4 walks, and allowing two homeruns.


On the other side of the ball, the Cardinals will send out right hander Kyle Lohse, featuring a 14-2 overall record, with an ERA of 2.81 over 179.2 innings. The Cardinals are 19-9 when Lohse is on the mound. During his last 3 games, Lohse is 2-0 with an ERA of 4.58 over 17 and 2/3 innings, surrendering 17 hits and walking none for a WHIP of 0.96. Lohse’s last start was on September 1 against the Nationals, in which he went 5.2 innings giving up 9 hits and 8 runs (5 of which were earned). In that game, the Cards’ righty gave up 2 homeruns and struck out 4. His last start against Milwaukee was outstanding, scattering 4 hits over 6 innings, striking out 6 and walking 3. Lohse did not give up a run in his outing.




The Brewers have won 13 of their last 16 games overall and have won 6 of their last 8 road games.


Milwaukee has also won 13 of Gallardo’s last 16 starts


The Cardinals have won all 4 of their last 4 games after an off day, and are 6-1 in Lohse’s last 7 starts at home.


All 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games have gone over, and 13 of 16 in the opening game of a series.


Also, the Cardinals have gone over in their last 4 games following a loss.


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