St Louis is off to a great start this season and has been led by good starting pitching. Adam Wainwright pitched well last season for the Cardinals and is off to a good start in 2008. Wainwright keeps opponents off base and has 10 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched this season. The Cardinals also sport the third best bullpen in the Majors as the unit has an ERA of 3.03 this season. Albert Pujols is off to a great year with the bat as he was hitting .390 through Monday’s action and the Cardinals as a team bat .267. The 3 and 4 hitters in the Brewers lineup are struggling. Prince Fielder is just 2 for his last 23 and Ryan Braun is just 3 for his last 25 through Monday’s action. Wainwright has held Milwaukee to just 5 earned runs in 21 innings pitched against the Brewers. Villanueva has allowed a lot hitters to reach base this season. Opponents are batting .319 against the young Milwaukee righthander. Albert Pujols has 2 home runs in 15 at bats against Villanueva and bats .400 against him. Let’s take St Louis behind their offense and with Wainwright on the hill at –135.