GAME DAY PREVIEW with Ray Mileur (04/28)

The Cardinals will go for yet another sweep as they take on the hapless Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium today.

The Cardinals will wrap up their eight game homestand today with the third game of three in this final series vs. the Brewers.

The Redbirds are 6-1 so far on the homestand after completing a weekend three-game sweep over Houston. The Cards have won 10 of their last 12, including a 5-0 record on their last road trip.

The team will be on the road again after today's game making stops in Atlanta and Cincinnati for three games in each city.

The Cardinals will return to Busch Stadium on May 5th for another eight game homestand, facing the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Today was supposed to be an off-day for the Cardinals and Brewers, but rain on Monday night forced a makeup game instead. Please note if you are going to the ball park, the Cardinals will open the gates one hour before game time (12:10) the first pitch will be at 1:10 CDT.

The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in the National League, thanks in large part to their dominance of the Milwaukee Brewers and as we anticipated when they came to town, the Cardinals were poised to sweep them during this homestand.

St. Louis looks to make it seven straight wins overall and complete its second three-game sweep against the struggling Brew Crew.

The Cardinals went 5-5 against the Brewers at Busch Stadium last season and are 33-20 versus the Brewers all-time at the current Busch Stadium.

Coming into this series the Cardinals had series sweeps in three of there four previous series, and can you say series again in the same sentence.

St. Louis, outscoring opponents 32-18 during its six-game win streak, is off to its best start since the 1968 team also opened 14-5. That club lost to the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.

Jason Marquis starts for the Cardinals, looking to join Carpenter as a the second four-game winner on the St. Louis staff and at times, Marquis has looked like the best pitcher on the staff.

Looking to improve upon his three-game winning streak in his fourth start, though his last start was by far his worst of the season, Marquis did enough to earn the win in an 8-7 victory over Houston on Friday. The right-hander labored through 5 2-3 innings, allowing five runs and seven hits while throwing 108 pitches.

Marquis had his best start of the year in a 3-2 victory at Milwaukee on April 17, yielding one earned run and three hits in eight innings, walking one and striking out five.

Marquis has a career 3-3 record over the Milwaukee Brewers in eight games.

The Brewers will counter today with Chris Capuano (0-2, 5.32) going to the mound.

The Brewers are now 7-13 for the season after starting out with three straight wins.

The Cardinals start the day in first place 4 games ahead of the Cubs, with the Brewers dwelling in the cellar already 7 1/2 games back.

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