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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

Yes, again.

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
We’re tired of it, too, Yadi
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After Wednesday, the Brewers will have played 26 games. Ten of those will have been against the St. Louis Cardinals.

If there’s a positive to that kind of redundancy, it’s that the Brewers have owned the Cardinals to this point, winning 5 of 7 — although all of those games have been at Miller Park. The Cardinals have been a different team at home, winning 7 of their 10 games at Busch Stadium, as opposed to 5-6 on the road.

Since the last time we saw the Cardinals a whole four days ago, St. Louis took 2 of 3 from the Mets, outscoring New York 20-11 in the three games.

After this week, the Brewers won’t see the Cardinals until August 19-21.

Probable Pitchers

Monday, April 22nd - 6:45 p.m. CDT
Adrian Houser vs. Jack Flaherty

This is Houser’s first career start. After dominating the Brewers to start his career, Flaherty has struggled against the Brewers to start this year, allowing 9 earned runs in 7 innings over 2 starts. He only went 2.2 innings in the last start, allowing 9 hits and 5 runs.

Tuesday, April 23rd - 6:45 p.m. CDT
Zach Davies vs. TBD

This was Michael Wacha’s spot in the rotation, but he went on the IL today with tendinitis in his left knee. Wacha had held the Brewers at bay in his first two starts against him this year, allowing just 3 runs in 12 innings. Daniel Ponce de Leon could be in line for a spot start.

Wednesday, April 24th - 12:15 p.m. CDT
Jhoulys Chacin vs. Adam Wainwright

Wainwright is coming off the shortest start of his season, lasting just 3 innings against the Mets on Friday night, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits and 86 pitches.

Previous Series

The Brewers once again won all but one game against the Cardinals, winning their third straight series against the Cardinals, going back to last year. The Brewers haven’t lost a series against the Cardinals since August 17-19 last year, and came within a game of a sweep last week, losing the finale, 6-3.

Player to Watch

Paul DeJong may not get the attention for Brewer Killing the way Paul Goldschmidt does, but he’s still be a pretty prolific Sud City Slayer in his own right. Playing in all 7 games against the Brewers so far this year, DeJong has hit .357/.419/.607 with 2 home runs and a double in 28 at-bats. That includes going 4-for-5 in the last series finale, helping the Cardinals salvage a win in that series.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference