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Game Thread #3: St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers try to get back on track and ensure at least a split in their season-opening series

League Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - Game One Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The good news for the Brewers is even though Paul Goldschmidt homered against them three times, he did it all in one game, and tonight is a new one.

Brandon Woodruff, Who Homered Against Clayton Kershaw In The NLCS (if I were him, I would legally change my name to this) takes the mound against Dakota Hudson, who is making his first Major League start after making 26 appearances out of the Cardinals bullpen last season.

Hudson was a first-round pick in 2016 and came in at #74 on Baseball America’s list of Top 100 prospects this spring.

To counteract the 6’5” righty, Craig Counsell is loading up the lineup with left-handed bats. Behold, the Righty Killer lineup:

Including Woodruff, that’s 7 left-handed hitters in the starting lineup, including 6 in a row after Lorenzo Cain, and no two righties in a row.

Good luck, kid.

The Cardinals will be turning back the clock tonight with baby blue road uniforms.

First pitch is 6:10 p.m. CDT on Fox Sports Wisconsin and your local Brewers radio affiliate. For those of you outside Wisconsin, the game will also be shown on MLB Network.