(KSDK Sports) -- Michael Wacha gets the start for St. Louis on Monday in what will be his first career start against Milwaukee. In his last outing, Wacha faced the Mets and posted 10 strikeouts to go along with five walks in only four innings.
Here are five things every Cardinals fans should know before the game.
APRIL POWERS: Jhonny Peralta's two home runs moved him past Edgar Renteria to hold the Cardinals record for home runs in the month of April with six. It was Peralta's eight career multi-HR game and first since July 2012. Peralta's previous high for the month of April was five home runs in 2008 while with Cleveland. His single-month high is 7 HR and 20 RBI in May 2011 with Detroit.
A FOUR-TUNATE NUMBER: The Cardinals are 11-0 when scoring four or more runs this season. Last season through 26 games, St. Louis had scored four or more runs 13 times and was 11-2 in those games. Milwaukee (15-0) & Kansas City (12-0) are the only other undefeateds when scoring 4+ runs.
STARTING GUNS: Cardinals starting pitchers rank 2nd in MLB with a 2.24 ERA (Atlanta, 1.47) and have the second lowest batting average against at .210 (Atlanta, .201)...QUALITY NUMBERS: The Cardinals starting pitchers are averaging almost 6 1/3 innings per start and 1.5 earned runs per start, working out to a quality start per game.
WINS MATTER: Adam Wainwright become the first five-game winner in the Majors yesterday. The Cardinals starting pitching staff has a combined 14 wins, tops in MLB (14-9, 26 games) and have allowed 40 earned runs, 2nd lowest in the Majors to the Atlanta Braves starters (28).
THE YEAR WAS 1927: The last time the MLB schedule makers had the Cardinals on the road for 26 of their first 38 games, as they will be this season, was in 19