The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals will meet this Tuesday at Busch Stadium for the first of three important games. Only six games remain in the regular season, and both teams find themselves in a dual with the Colorado Rockies for NL Wildcard positions. Just two games separate the Brewers and Cards, and the Rockies trail by 1.5 games for the final Wildcard spot. Wins will be critical if both clubs hope to maintain playoff positions late in the season.
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Milwaukee will send recent acquisition Gio Gonzalez to the mound to face St. Louis. Since being acquired at the August 31 trade deadline from the Washington Nationals, the veteran lefty is 2-0 in three starts. Games like Tuesday’s are why the Brewers traded for Gonzalez, and they’ll lean on him heavily against the Cards’ eighth-best offense.
St. Louis is on a roll of their own following a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants and have their sights set on the Brewers’ first Wildcard spot. Austin Gomber will take the task of getting the Cards one game closer to that goal. The reliever converted starter has an impressive 6-1 record to go along with a 3.63 ERA over 69.1 innings pitched. See who will come out on top with first pitch scheduled for 8:15 PM ET.