MLB Baseball

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St. Louis2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 570
Milwaukee1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 470
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  W: J. Oviedo (1-1)   L: E. Lauer (6-3)   S: G. Cabrera (1)
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT, June 22, 2022
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 27,986

Cardinals, Brewers continue battle atop NL Central

According to STATS
According to STATS

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. St. Louis and Milwaukee are already meeting for their third series this season. The Cardinals have won six of the last eight road games against the Brewers, outscoring Milwaukee 43-23 in those last eight matchups.
  2. Tied with the Brewers atop the National League Central, the Cardinals have lost consecutive road series for the first time since dropping five in a row last season from May 31-July 4. They've compiled a 5.33 team ERA in losing five of their last six games away from home.
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, who is looking to extend his seven-game hitting streak, is the first Cardinals player with a .340+ BA and 50+ RBI through 64 games since Scott Rolen in 2004 (.349 and 67 RBI).
  4. The Brewers have been shut out three times and are hitting .190/.257/.275 during a six-game home losing streak, their longest since dropping seven straight from May 12-30, 2015.
  5. Corbin Burnes has the second most strikeouts (100) in MLB this season, trailing only Shane McClanahan (105). Since 2020, Burnes has recorded eight or more strikeouts in 28 games, which is tied for the most in the majors in that timespan (Gerrit Cole) and holds an ERA of 1.34 in those games.
  6. Brewers OF Christian Yelich is hitting .133/.264/.156 with one extra-base hit and one RBI in his last 14 games against St. Louis. He's 2-for-31 (.065) with 11 strikeouts in his last 12 home games vs. the Cardinals.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/20/2022 thru 6/23/2022

In what is currently a two-team race in the NL Central, the visiting St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers are back to even across the board as they head into the third game of a four-game showdown Wednesday.

Right-hander Adam Wainwright (5-5, 3.06 ERA) gets the nod for the Cardinals, while left-hander Eric Lauer (6-2, 3.57 ERA) starts for Milwaukee.

Nolan Gorman hit a pair of solo homers and drove in four runs to lift St. Louis past Milwaukee 6-2 on Tuesday night, pulling the Cardinals into a tie with the Brewers atop the division.

The Cardinals' bullpen covered six scoreless innings in relief of Jack Flaherty, who allowed two runs on three hits, with five walks in three innings in his second start back off the injured list. Willy Adames accounted for Milwaukee's runs with a two-run homer in the first.

The inability to take advantage of opportunities against Flaherty was indicative of the Brewers' inconsistent offense. Milwaukee is 8-23 when scoring three runs or fewer.

"It felt like we had Flaherty on the ropes a little bit, kind of every inning, and the next hit just never happened," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "I thought that was really kind of the key points in the game. We just didn't get that next hit when we had a shot."

The Cardinals' victory also evened the series at a game apiece and the season series at 5-5. Milwaukee took the series opener 2-0 behind seven scoreless innings from Corbin Burnes. St. Louis has been shut out five times this season but won the following game each time.

After going 3-1 with a 2.96 ERA in five starts in May, Lauer is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts in June, giving up three homers in each of his last two outings. Lauer got the win his last time out, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 5-4 victory at Cincinnati.

"Eric's pitch count was in a great spot, he gave up some homers unfortunately, again and that's what's kind of bit him lately is the home runs," Counsell said after Lauer's last start.

Lauer is 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA in five career appearances against the Cardinals, including four starts. He picked up the win against St. Louis on May 26, allowing two runs on four hits in five innings while besting Wainwright.

Wainwright has 20 career victories against the Brewers but is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in two starts against them this season.

"It's a head-scratcher," Wainwright said after his last outing against Milwaukee. "I've got great career numbers off that team over there but the last few times they've made me work really hard."

He is 9-5 with a 3.08 ERA in 24 games, including 20 starts, at Milwaukee.

Wainwright lost his last start, 6-5 at Boston on Friday, giving up four runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 22, 2022

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