Free MLB Picks Today: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers 9/13/22

Free MLB Picks Today: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers 9/13/22
Tue 13th September 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (83-58), one of the most productive offenses in the league, are set to host the Milwaukee Brewers (75-66) at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to open a two-game series. The Brewers won two out of three in their last series against the Reds, taking the finale 7-6 on Sunday at American Family Field. Rowdy Tellez was 3 for 5 with two home runs and a double. He drove in four runs. Willy Adames added a home run, two runs, and two RBIs. The Cardinals are returning home for a seven-game homestand. They won two of three against the Pirates in their last series, taking the finale 4-3 on Sunday at PNC Park. Tommy Edman went 2 for 4 with a double and one run.


The Cardinals have won eight of 15 in the season series between the NL Central rivals, including a 6-3 victory in their most recent meeting on August 14 at Busch Stadium. Starter Miles Mikolas went eight innings, giving up two runs on four hits, to get the win.


Matt Bush (2-2, 3.20 ERA) is set for the start for Milwaukee. The right-hander threw a scoreless inning in relief in his last appearance, a 5-1 home win over the Reds on Saturday. He struck out three. Over two previous appearances against the Cardinals this season, Bush has yet to allow an earned run over two innings (0-0, 0.00). He has struck out five and walked none. For St. Louis, LHP Jordan Montgomery (8-3, 3.08 ERA) will take the mound. He has made one prior start against the Brewers this season, holding opposing hitters scoreless over six innings in a 3-1 home win on August 12. He gave up four hits and walked two, while striking out eight in the win. In his last start on Wednesday, Montgomery took a no-decision at home against the Nationals. He threw 6.2 innings and gave up one run on three hits, striking out six and walking two in the 6-5 victory.


The Milwaukee offense is averaging 4.5 runs per game for the season, with a slash line of ././.. Hunter Renfroe leads the team in OPS at .818. The right fielder is slashing .255/.317/.501 with 25 home runs, 62 RBIs, and 50 runs over 106 games. Against left-handed pitchers like Montgomery this season, the Brew Crew have a .659 OPS. Renfroe also is the team’s most potent producer against left-handers with a .802 OPS in 99 at-bats. St. Louis is slashing ././. for the season and averaging 4.9 runs per game, fourth best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with a 1.033 OPS. The first baseman has 35 home runs, 109 RBIs, and 101 runs scored with a slash line of .329/.417/.616. The Cards have a .738 OPS against righties in 2022. With a .939 OPS over 384 at-bats, Goldschmidt also has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Milwaukee is 36-39 in away games in 2022, scoring 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.7 runs. St. Louis has gone 47-24 at home this season, averaging 4.9 runs per game while surrendering 3.5. In the last 10 meetings at Busch Stadium, St. Louis is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 3.6-3.3.


The Cardinals lead the NL Central by nine games over the Brewers. The Brewers are fourth in the Wild Card race, four games out of third.

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