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Brewers vs Cardinals

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals :

MLB Baseball: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)

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St. Louis is coming off a set against the Mets. The Cardinals dropped the first pair of games, then on Sunday the losing halted with a 5-1 victory.
For the Monday game, the Cards will be going with RHP Miles Mikolas in the start. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Mikolas (he’s been playing in Japan); he posted 10 starts with a 2-5 record and 6.44 ERA in 57.1 innings back in 2014.

Coming out of the week, Jose Martinez was the Cardinals’ top hitter with five hits, a homer and three RBI. In the Sunday game, Marcell Ozuna had a nice outing with three hits and two RBI.

Over on the Brewers’ side, they’re fresh off a series versus San Diego Thursday through Saturday. Milwaukee won all three of those games for the sweep 2-1, 8-6 and 7-3.

The Brewers will be going with Zach Davies on Monday. In his 33 starts last year, Davies had a 17-9 record, a 3.90 ERA and 124 Ks in 191.1 innings of work.

Milwaukee’s leading hitter this year is Lorenzo Cain, with a .571 BA, eight hits, three runs and three RBI. Christian Yelich is also off to a good start with his seven hits, four runs and three RBI.

The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last seven Monday games and 1-4 in their last five versus the NL Central. The over is 5-1-1 in St. Louis’ last seven Monday games and 5-2 in their last seven in game one of a series.

Meanwhile, the Brewers are 4-0 in their last four games following an off day and 5-1 in their last six in game one of a series. Milwaukee is also 1-5 in the last six Monday games and 1-4 in Davies’ last five Monday starts.

Just looking at things on the surface here, St. Louis will have an uphill battle to stay in this one. Mikolas’ most recent MLB numbers aren’t great, but to his credit he did play well in Japan. Still, the Cardinals are pretty flat and uninspiring overall on offense so I can’t pick that way with any confidence. I’m going with the Brewers.

After going hitless in his first two games, Ozuna finished with three hits Sunday in the Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over the New York Mets.

St. Louis had won the season series between the two teams for seven straight years before dropping 11 of 19 meetings a year ago. But the Cardinals were 5-4 at Miller Park, where they are 33-14 since the start of the 2012 season.

Marlins vs Cubs | MLB Baseball 2018

Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs :

MLB Baseball: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)

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The Chicago Cubs lost a heartbreaker Friday night in 17 innings, as the offense managed to score just one run and put together eight hits. The Cubs pitching staff more than held its own and gave the team chance after chance, but the bats were dead and weren’t coming alive as the game lasted over five hours. The Cubs have scored just one run in their last 19 innings, which isn’t something most expected heading into this series. Overall, Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with four hits and one RBI, while Willson Contreras and Addison Russell have combined for four hits and one RBI. The Chicago Cubs Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he was 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA and 209 strikeouts last season. Darvish is 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Miami Marlins got a much needed feel good victory, as there’s nothing worse than killing your bullpen, playing five hours and losing. A Miguel Rojas single up the middle got the fish their first victory of the season and Derek Jeter’s first win as an owner. Overall, Lewis Brinson and Brian Andersn have combined for eight hits and two RBI while Derek Dietrich has three hits and one walk. The Miami Marlins have been competitive in their first two games, and it’s going to be interesting to see if they can continue to play with such a positive attitude, as this hasn’t looked like a team that’s supposed to lose 100-plus games. Odrisamer Despaigne gets the ball, and he was 2-3 with a 4.01 ERA and 31 strikeouts last season. This will be Despaigne’s second career game against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. National League East, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 19-9 in their last 28 games on grass. The Marlins are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games, 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series. The Cubs are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Odrisamer Despaigne likely isn’t going to start for Miami after pitching a little in the marathon, and it’s going to be interesting to see how these teams handle things after blowing through their bullpens. The Marlins have no starter worth a damn if we’re being honest. Not easy to play right after playing 17 innings. Regardless, the Cubs have Darvish on the mound, a guy who wasn’t good in the postseason but was plenty good in the regular season and has the stuff to quiet a Miami lineup that needs to put together two or three hits to score. I don’t like laying heavy juice, so I’ll take the RL to add value to this bet.