Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/15

Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/15

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Introduction

A highly anticipated matchup awaits as the Milwaukee Brewers face off against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Both teams are looking to solidify their positions in the National League Central standings. In this article, we will provide an extensive review of each team, including pitching analysis, hitting analysis, and injury updates. 

 

Pitching Analysis

Milwaukee Brewers: Taking the mound for the Brewers is Freddy Peralta. Peralta has been outstanding this season, boasting a 4-2 record with a solid 3.32 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. His ability to generate strikeouts, evident from his 46 strikeouts in 40.2 innings pitched, has been instrumental in his success. Peralta's previous performance against the Cardinals will provide him with added confidence as he looks to replicate his dominant display.

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals will counter with Jack Flaherty, who has struggled this season. Flaherty has a 2-4 record with a 6.18 ERA and a high 1.73 WHIP. Control has been an issue for Flaherty, as indicated by his 27 walks in just 39.1 innings pitched. Facing a formidable Brewers lineup, Flaherty will need to find his form and limit the damage to give his team a chance.

 

Hitting Analysis

Milwaukee Brewers: The Brewers' offense has been solid but not exceptional this season. Rowdy Tellez has been a bright spot, leading the team with 10 home runs and providing consistent run production. However, their team batting average of .241 suggests room for improvement. Against a struggling Flaherty, the Brewers will look to capitalize on scoring opportunities and provide run support for their pitching staff.

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals' offense has shown glimpses of potential but has been inconsistent overall. Nolan Gorman has been a standout performer, leading the team with nine home runs and 28 RBIs. Paul Goldschmidt has also been a consistent contributor with a .313 batting average. The Cardinals will need their hitters to step up and produce against Peralta's tough pitching.

 

Injury Report

Milwaukee Brewers: The Brewers have Abner Uribe listed as day-to-day, but overall, their roster remains relatively healthy. This stability allows them to field their best lineup and maintain consistency in their game plan.

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals have dealt with a few injuries, with Scott Hurst, Chase Pinder, and Dylan Carlson listed as day-to-day. The potential absence of key players could impact the Cardinals' offensive production and overall performance.

 

Prediction 

The prediction leans toward a victory for the Milwaukee Brewers, primarily due to the struggles of the St. Louis Cardinals at home this season and Freddy Peralta's dominance against the Cardinals in their previous matchup.

The Cardinals have struggled to find consistency at home, evident from their 6-13 home record. This inconsistency can be attributed to their struggles in generating offense and their difficulty in maintaining leads. Facing a strong Brewers pitching staff, the Cardinals will face an uphill battle to score runs and secure a victory.

Freddy Peralta's dominance against the Cardinals in their previous matchup adds further weight to the prediction. In that outing, Peralta showcased his exceptional pitching skills by stifling the Cardinals' lineup. This familiarity and previous success against the Cardinals will give Peralta the confidence to replicate his outstanding performance.

On the offensive side, the Brewers have the advantage of a more consistent lineup, led by Rowdy Tellez's power hitting and Christian Yelich's run production. Although their overall batting average may not be extraordinary, they have the potential to capitalize on Flaherty's struggles and put runs on the board.

 

Pick: Brewers ML

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