The 2021 Cardinals home opener is finally here, after beginning the season with six games on the road. The St. Louis Cardinals home opener is Thursday, April 8th kicking off a three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers. This will be the final game of 7 games in 7 days for the Cardinals.
2021 Cardinals: Game One Preview
Thursday, April, 8th 2021, the home opener for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals will host the Milwaukee Brewers over the next four days, Thursday’s home opener has the first pitch scheduled for 3:15 PM CT.
The Cardinals will send right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright to the mound as the starter for the 2021 home opener. Adam Wainwright, now 39-years old, will take the mound for his sixth home opener at Busch Stadium, this will be the right-handers’ second start of the 2021 MLB season.
Adam Wainwright is now in his 16th MLB season and he has spent every season with the St. Louis Cardinals. The veteran right-hander has been reliable and consistent year in and year out, a rough start to the 2021 season will definitely fuel Wainwright to have a strong showing with fans attending the home opener.
The Milwaukee Brewers will start the series in St. Louis with right-handed pitcher Corbin Burnes. Corbin has accumulated 11 strikeouts in 2021 and an impressive 1.42 ERA. The Brewers are hoping the righty can keep the Cardinals hitters off-balance during St. Louis’s home opener.
Game 2 Preview
The St. Louis Cardinals’ second home game of 2021 will be on Saturday, April 10, 2021, the first pitch is scheduled for 1:15 pm Central time. The Cardinals will return after a day off on Friday to host the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis will have right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez on the mound to start their second home game of 2021. Carlos Martinez will start his second game of the season after facing the Cincinnati Reds in the teams opening series of the 2021 campaign, a strong three innings for the right-hander was negated after Nick Castellanos changed that. Carlos Martinez had four strikeouts and currently holds a 7.20 ERA after one start.
The Milwaukee Brewers will counter with right-handed pitcher Adrian Houser who will get the ball for the second time this season. Adrian’s first start of the 2021 season was against the Minnesota Twins, he was dealt a loss after striking out four in his season debut.
Game 3 Preview
The final game of this three-game series between the Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals will be on Sunday, April 11m 2021, first pitch in the series finale is slated for 1:15 PM Central time.
The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to send right-handed pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon to the mound for his second start of 2021. The right-hander currently holds an impressive 1.80 ERA with three strikeouts after his first start against the Miami Marlins. The Cardinals will look to take the series in front of their home crowd and begin building on their success for 2021.
The Milwaukee Brewers have left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson scheduled to start in the series finale at Busch Stadium. Brett will make his first start of 2021 against the Cardinals and if he can tame the big bats that the Cardinals will send up, then the Brewers could be in good shape to take the win however, Goldschmidt and Arenado have had success against the Brewers lefty.
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