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Cardinals need to take advantage of slumping Marcum

Cardinals hitters need to jump on Milwaukee starter Shaun Marcum early and often tonight. 

Although his overall numbers are very good, Marcum has struggled mightily for the last four weeks or so. He's got a 5.17 ERA over the last month with a 2-2 record. Over the season, hitters are averaging .232 against Marcum. But over his last two starts, they're hitting .306 with six extra base hits over his last 12 1/3 innings including a pair of homers, a triple and three doubles. 

Marcum is 1-1 this season against the Redbirds with a 4.15 ERA.