Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Preview: Cardinals vs. Brewers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Preview: Cardinals vs. Brewers

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Scouting report * In Mike Matheny's first four seasons as manager, the Cardinals have won exactly two-thirds of their games from the Brewers at 48-24. In that time, the Cardinals are 23-14 against Milwaukee at Busch Stadium and 25-10 at Miller Park. This marks the second year in a row the Brewers have opened the Cardinals' home season and third time in the 11 years of Busch III.

Three members of the Milwaukee bullpen are former Cardinals relievers righthanders Michael Blazek and Blaine Boyer and lefthander Sam Freeman, just picked up from Texas. ... Milwaukee ace Wily Peralta, who will pitch Thursday, has a 9.00 earned run average for two starts, neither of which lasted longer than 4 1/3 innings. ... Righthander Matt Garza is sidelined with a back strain.

Mike Leake will make his St. Louis debut as a Cardinal on Wednesday. …

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