Now that they’re back home, the Brewers face another bitter rival in the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Redbirds have had a slow start to the season, coming into the series at 6-9 overall and 1-5 on the road. However, they’re walking into Miller Park after three straight victories, oddly all by the score of 2-1 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It’s safe to say offense has been an issue for the Cardinals through 15 games. Their leading hitter to this point is Stephen Piscotty, who’s only 10-for-42 to start the year, with a line of .238/.347/.405. Aledmys Diaz leads their squad with 3 home runs and 13 hits, but hasn’t drawn a walk yet in 57 at-bats. Marquee signing Dexter Fowler is hitting just .183/.258/.333 and Yadier Molina’s OPS is barely over .600.
Maybe it’s just the years of Cardinals Devil Magic conditioning, but it feels like all of those numbers are too poor to stay that way through the weekend. Luckily for the Brewers, they have three of their strongest starters to this point going …
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