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Today’s Pitching Matchup: 8/4/12

Milwaukee Brewers: Mark Rogers (0-0; 3.18 ERA)

Rogers has thrown just 5.2 innings this season — last week he threw 5.2 innings against the Nationals, allowing 2 runs, but the Brewers bullpen crumbled and Milwaukee lost 11-10.  There isn’t enough data or examples to cite to break down this guy.

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St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (8-10; 4.24 ERA)

Even though the Cards are 3-6 over Wainwright’s past 9 starts, he has actually been on a nice little streak.  He has only allowed more than 2 ER in just 2 of those starts, and has had 7 or more SO’s in 7 of those outings.  Look for Wainwright to continue the trend at home as he buckles down for the stretch, and even the postseason.

THE SKINNY: Wainwright has been solid over the last two months, finally reaching a point of stability, and the results are sure to follow.  He has a distinct edge over a young, inexperienced kid tonight.

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