Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/16

Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/16

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Introduction:

In an intriguing MLB matchup, the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals, and all eyes are on the struggling Cardinals to see if they can rally and defeat the formidable Brewers. The Brewers enter the game with a respectable 23-17 record, while the Cardinals have faced challenges with a disappointing 16-25 record. In this comprehensive analysis, we will review the pitching, hitting, and injury reports for both teams, providing a final prediction.

 

Pitching Analysis:

The Brewers will rely on the crafty left-hander Wade Miley to lead their pitching staff. With a 3.60 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 40.0 innings pitched, Miley has shown consistency and control on the mound. On the other side, the Cardinals will counter with Jordan Montgomery, who has struggled with a 4.11 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 46.0 innings pitched. While Montgomery has shown flashes of potential, the Brewers' lineup may pose a challenge for him.

 

Hitting Analysis:

The Brewers have displayed their power-hitting prowess throughout the season, with players like Rowdy Tellez leading the team with 10 home runs. Their lineup boasts a strong batting average of .241 and a slugging percentage of .393. In contrast, the Cardinals have struggled to find offensive consistency, with a team batting average of .260 and a slugging percentage of .428. Despite their struggles, players like Paul Goldschmidt have shown glimpses of brilliance, and if they can rally together, the Cardinals' hitting could pose a threat to the Brewers' pitching staff.

 

Injury Report:

Both teams have dealt with minor injuries to key players. The Brewers have Abner Uribe listed as day-to-day, while Luke Voit and Brandon Woodruff are on the injured list. Keston Hiura is also listed as day-to-day. The Cardinals have Tyler O'Neill on the 10-day injured list, and Dylan Carlson is day-to-day. While these injuries may impact the lineups, they are not expected to significantly alter the outcome of the game.

 

Prediction 

Despite their struggles this season, the St. Louis Cardinals have the potential to rally and secure a victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals' lineup, led by players like Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Gorman, has the ability to generate offense and challenge the Brewers' pitching staff. Additionally, if Jordan Montgomery can find his rhythm on the mound, he could pose a significant threat to the Brewers' hitters.

While the Brewers have been performing well, the Cardinals' recent success, including the 1st game series blowout, has injected them with renewed confidence. The Cardinals' home-field advantage at Busch Stadium may also play a role in their performance.

 

Pick: Cardinals ML 

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