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  W: J. Lyles (11-8)   L: J. Flaherty (10-8)   S: J. Hader (32)
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Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri  Attendance: 46,665

Brewers try again to solve Cards' Goldschmidt

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Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

  1. The Brewers matched a season high with their seventh straight win Thursday, 3-2 over the Marlins. Milwaukee last won eight in a row when it closed 2018 with eight consecutive wins and seeks its first seven-game run on the road since June 29-July 5, 2015.
  2. After losing five of the first six season meetings with Milwaukee, St. Louis has won eight of the last 10 and had won five straight home matchups before a 5-3 loss on August 21. The Cardinals have averaged 6.2 runs and batted .365 (19-for-52) with RISP at home in 2019 against the Brewers.
  3. The Cardinals tied a season high with five home runs and avoided a sweep with a 10-3 win at Colorado on Thursday. Since August 9th, first-place St. Louis leads the majors with 24 wins and is four games ahead of the Cubs and Brewers in the NL Central.
  4. Yasmani Grandal is 9-for-26 (.346) with three home runs, two doubles and five RBI during the Brewers' current seven-game streak. Grandal, however, is batting .151 (8-for-53) with 15 strikeouts this season against the Cardinals.
  5. Adam Wainwright's 16 career wins against Milwaukee are the most of any active pitcher and tied for his most against any opponent (Cubs, Pirates). Wainwright has faced Ryan Braun more than any other hitter ever, holding him to a .204 average (19-for-93) with 25 strikeouts.
  6. Cardinals' starting pitchers have posted a major league-best 1.40 ERA over the last 10 games while yielding just four home runs, tied for the fewest in MLB during that span. The bullpen has not allowed a run over the past five games, spanning 13 innings while striking out 17.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/13/2019 thru 9/15/2019
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The visiting Milwaukee Brewers will try to cool down Paul Goldschmidt as their series with the St. Louis Cardinals continues Saturday night.

Goldschmidt hit two homers and drove home a career-high seven runs as the Cardinals won 10-0 Friday night at Busch Stadium.

That result snapped the Brewers' winning streak at seven games. Milwaukee fell into third place in the National League Central race, five games behind the first-place Cardinals (83-64).

The Brewers (78-69) are one game behind the second-place Chicago Cubs (79-68) in the division race and for the second NL wild-card slot.

Goldschmidt has punished the Brewers this season, hitting eight homers and driving home 20 runs in 17 games. Overall, he is 12-for-33 (.364) in his last 11 games with 11 walks, five doubles, a triple, two homers and 16 RBIs.

Goldschmidt is 12-for-26 (.462) with two homers and seven RBIs in his career against Brewers right-hander Jordan Lyles (10-8, 4.38 ERA), who will start Saturday.

Lyles has been better since coming to the Brewers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in late July, posting a 5-1 record with a 2.51 ERA in eight starts. He beat the Cardinals 4-1 on Aug. 28, striking out nine and allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings.

Lyles is 2-1 with a 4.85 ERA against the Cardinals this season and 2-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 12 career appearances against them, including seven starts.

He lasted just 4 1/3 innings Monday at Miami in his latest start -- despite allowing just one run -- as Brewers manager Craig Counsell went to his 14-man bullpen early. Counsell will continue making aggressive use of his relief corps to get the matchups he wants.

"We're comfortable," Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday. "I think the guys are in a good spot. We're still assuming guys need a day off. We've treated it like that. There are some guys off today. There were some guys off yesterday. I think we're in good shape."

Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (10-7, 2.77 ERA) gets a rematch against Lyles after being on the losing side of the Aug. 28 game. He allowed three runs (two earned) and fanned seven in six innings.

He is 1-2 with 7.11 ERA in four starts against the Brewers this year and 2-3 with a 4.56 ERA in nine career starts against them. Flaherty has had trouble with Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, who is 7-for-14 with two doubles, three homers and five RBIs against him.

On the positive side, Flaherty is 6-1 with a 0.71 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break.

"Every time he takes the mound, I feel like he's going to throw a no-hitter," Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said.

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt added, "Guys with that talent, but also that kind of real dedication to their craft -- and he's clearly had this for a long time, displayed it in the organization -- it just grows. He just continues to take advantage of opportunities and get better."

On the injury front for the Brewers, catcher Manny Pina remains sidelined by a concussion. He is doing light exercises, but he his recovery has been slower than expected.

Pitcher Brandon Woodruff is still out due to a left oblique strain. If his bullpen session goes well Saturday, he would return in some role next week.

Second baseman Keston Hiura is working his way back from a hamstring strain. He could be available to pinch-hit on Saturday.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 14, 2019

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