Brewers Look For Series Win Against Cardinals: Game Preview

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Brewers' Jace Peterson tags out Cardinals' OF Tommy Edman during a 2020 regular season game.
Brewers' Jace Peterson tags out Cardinals' OF Tommy Edman during a 2020 regular season game. (Photo courtesy of Morry Gash/AP)

After a frustrating loss in Game One of their series against the Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers’ offense woke up and they won Game Two 9-5.  Keston Hiura and Avisail Garcia each hit home runs while Travis Shaw and Omar Narvaez continued their hot starts.  Christian Yelich reached base four times in his return to the two-hole in the lineup, and Adrian Houser pitched five innings of one-hit ball.  Today, they will look for their fourth win in five games and second straight series win.

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Brewers Starting Pitcher: Brett Anderson

In his first start of the season, Brett Anderson pitched well.  That is, except for one inning.  In the fourth inning against the Cubs, Anderson allowed three home runs.  However, in a great show of resilience, Anderson came back out for the fifth and allowed no further damage. The Brewers ended up losing the game 5-3.

The key to Anderson’s success against the Cardinals will be whether or not he can get outs against Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado.  The Cardinals’ sluggers have each hit two home runs against Anderson in the past.  He has performed well against the rest of the Cardinals’ lineup, but must contain those two sluggers in order to have a better outing than his previous start.

Cardinals Starting Pitcher: Daniel Ponce de Leon

Daniel Ponce de Leon won his first start against the Miami Marlins.  The right-handed hurler threw five innings, allowing just one run on three hits.  He walked one and struck out three.

Ponce de Leon has had some moderate success against the Brewers in his young career.  Of the current players on the Brewers’ roster, only Avisail Garcia and Daniel Vogelbach have hits off of him in their careers.  Garcia is hitting .167 against him in six at bats.  Vogelbach is hitting .400 in five at bats.

Brewers Lineup

Cardinals Lineup

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