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Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

April 20th, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers return home following a successful 6-3 road trip, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that it could’ve been even better than that following two blown lead losses to the Cubs.

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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Tags: Adam Wainwright, Aledmys Diaz, Carlos Martinez, Chase Anderson, Cubs, Dexter Fowler, Jimmy Nelson, Lance Lynn, Martinez, Mike Leake, Milwaukee Brewers, Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Stephen Piscotty, Wily Peralta, Zach Davies, Zack Greinke

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