7:40 pm
September 27

Cardinals @ Brewers

Who will WIN this matchup?

St. Louis Cardinals (89-65)

@ Milwaukee Brewers (82-71)


Starting Pitchers:

Mikolas (STL): 11-13; 3.35 ERA

Houser (MIL) 6-9; 4.62 ERA


Current odds:

St. Louis Cardinals: (-115)

Milwaukee Brewers: (-103)


• The starting line-up for the Cardinals is as follows:

• The starting line-up for the Brewers is as follows:

• The Milwaukee Brewers will turn to right-hander Adrian Houser on Tuesday as they continue their wild-card chase against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a two-game series.

• The Brewers, on the verge of missing the postseason for the first time since 2017, are 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia for the final National League wild-card spot. Both Milwaukee and the Phillies were idle on Monday. Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker over Milwaukee.

• The Brewers missed a series sweep on Sunday with a 2-1 loss at Cincinnati in their final road game of the season. Milwaukee closes with nine consecutive home games — two against the Cardinals, four against Miami, and three against Arizona.

• Houser is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in four starts in September, but has just three strikeouts and eight walks in 18 2/3 innings over that span. He also has not given up a home run in that stretch. In his last start, Houser tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings in a 6-0 win over the Mets last Wednesday, but did not get the decision.

• Houser is 4-4 with a 2.89 ERA in 13 career games against St. Louis, including 10 starts. He is 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA in two starts this season against the Cardinals, giving up nine runs (six earned) in 9 2/3 innings.

• Mikolas has lost his last three starts and is 2-4 with a 3.07 ERA over his last seven. In his last outing, he was saddled with the defeat despite allowing just one unearned run on three hits in six innings in a 1-0 loss Wednesday at San Diego.

• Mikolas is 7-4 in 13 career appearances against Milwaukee, including 12 starts. He is 2-2 with a 3.71 ERA in four starts this season against the Brewers. He is 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in eight career games (seven starts) at American Family Field.

StreakSmarter Pick
St. Louis Cardinals