7:40 pm
September 28

Cardinals @ Brewers

Who will WIN this matchup?

St. Louis Cardinals (90-65)

@ Milwaukee Brewers (82-72)


Starting Pitchers:

Quintana (STL): 6-6; 3.03 ERA

Woodruff (MIL) 12-4; 3.18 ERA


Current odds:

St. Louis Cardinals: (+134)

Milwaukee Brewers: (-156)


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

Today’s lineup versus the Brewers
2nd Base Brendan Donovan
Right Field Dylan Carlson
Designated Hitter Paul Goldschmidt
3rd Base Juan Yepez
Left Field Corey Dickerson
Shortstop Paul DeJong
1st Base Alec Burleson
Catcher Andrew Knizner
Center Field Ben DeLuzio
Pitcher José Quintana

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

Cardinals vs. Brewers Sep. 28 6:40 p.m. CT Lineup: LF McCutchen SS Adames RF Renfroe 3B Brosseau 2B Urias 1B Tellez DH Hiura C Caratini CF Taylor P Woodruff Pictured, Brandon Woodruff is pictured from his glove side as he comes overhead to deliver a pitch to the plate.

The Milwaukee Brewers will turn to right-hander Brandon Woodruff as they continue their wild-card chase while closing out a two-game series against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals might be in a relaxed mood after clinching the National League Central title with a 6-2 victory over the Brewers in the series opener.

For the third season in a row, St. Louis clinched a postseason berth by beating the Brewers.

Miles Mikolas allowed just one run over six innings and Andrew Knizner hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals. The Brewers lost starter Adrian Houser in the fourth inning due to a right groin strain. The victory gave the Cardinals (90-65) a 10-8 edge over the Brewers (82-72) in the season series heading into the teams’ last matchup on Wednesday.

Milwaukee remained 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia (83-70) for the final NL wild-card spot as the Phillies lost 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers play their final eight games at home, while Philadelphia plays its final nine on the road.

Woodruff, since coming off the injured list in late June, is 7-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 16 starts. He has won each of his past three starts, striking out at least 10 in each of those contests. Woodruff is 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA in 12 career appearances vs. St. Louis, including 10 starts. He is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in two starts this season against the Cardinals, allowing two runs in nine innings.

Quintana, acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline, is 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 10 starts with St. Louis. In his latest start, he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in an 11-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday to extend his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings.

The lefty will be making his 21st career appearance (20th start) against Milwaukee but first with the Cardinals. He is 9-4 with a 2.95 ERA vs. the Brewers, his most wins against any opponent. He faced them twice earlier this year, posting no decisions and a 4.82 ERA. Quintana is 5-2 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 lifetime starts at Milwaukee.

StreakSmarter Pick
Milwaukee Brewers