St. Louis (Weaver) at Milwaukee (Suter) -115 O/U 9
Two young but capable arms take the hill tonight in Milwaukee with Luke Weaver getting the nod for the Cardinals and the Brewers countering with Brent Suter. Weaver, a former first round pick in 2014, is filling in for the injured Adam Wainwright. Outside of coughing up a grand slam in his last start, Weaver pitched well with five strikeouts and five hits over five innings. He faces a Brewers offense that has come crashing down to earth of late with just 3.1 runs per game and alarmingly bad splits (.227/.297/.357/.654) over its last 16 games. During that span, Milwaukee's offense was held to two runs or fewer nine times. Suter has been nothing short of phenomenal since being called up from Triple-A. The Harvard grad throws a lot of strikes and does well changing speeds. Last time out, he threw seven shutout innings against the Cubs. His stat line over his last five starts, which included the Cubs, Orioles and Yankees, reads: 30 IP, 25 Ks, 5 BBs, 1.50 ERA. Chicago manager Joe Maddon had nothing but praise for Suter: “We could not get anything going against Suter,” Maddon said. “He was outstanding, mixing speeds. He really knows what he’s doing out there.” After pounding out plenty of overs the first three months of the season, Milwaukee has quietly been a strong under team including nine of their last 10 at home. There looks to be a few 9’s still out there that warrant a looks toward the under.