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31-28 (16-12 V) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 32-27 (18-12 H)
Date: Friday June 10th
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MLB Betting Lines: Pirates -159
MLB Betting Total: 8
Probable Pitchers: RHP Michael Wacha (2-6, 5.16) vs. LHP Gerrit Cole (5-4, 2.85), RHP
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The Cardinals and Pirates meet on Friday night for the first of a three game set at PNC Park. On the mound will be Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and the Pirates will send out Gerrit Cole.
Wacha is 2-6 with a 5.16 ERA on the season while Cole is 5-4 with a 2.85 ERA.
Pittsburgh has won five of six games against the Cardinals this season.
The Pirates have won three of their last five games while the Cardinals have won three of four games.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis has one of the most talented teams in the league. A starting rotation that was as good as any team’s last year and good hitting.
The problem is that some of their starters haven’t lived up to their potential. Jaime Garcia (3.89), Carlos Martinez (3.76), and Wacha (5.16) have struggled to find any consistency.
Adam Wainwright has been a mess with a 5.40 ERA. Wainwright has been the Cardinals ace over the last few seasons but he is giving up too many hits this season. On the year the opposition is hitting .294 off Wainwright.
Aledmys Diaz leads the Cardinals with .318 average. Brandon Moss leads the team with 13 homers to go along with 29 RBI.
Wacha is 1-3 with a 5.54 ERA on the year.
The Cardinals are 5-7 in Wacha’s 12 starts.
The Pirates are coming off an impressive series win against the New York Mets in which they won two of three games.
Pittsburgh’s starting pitching was fantastic in the series as Juan Nicasio, Jonathon Niese, and Jameson Tallion all pitched quality starts.
Tallion made his debut giving up three runs in six innings in a no decision on Wednesday night.
Gregory Polanco leads the charge with a .308 average and 39 RBI.
Josh Harrison is hitting .322 with 11 stolen bases.
On the season the Pirates are 6-5 in 11 Cole starts.
Cole is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA at home this season. The big lefty has recorded a quality start in five of his last six outings.
MLB Betting Trends
- Cardinals are 3-8 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series.
- Cardinals are 2-6 in Wachas last 8 starts.
- Pirates are 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Pirates are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
- Pirates are 25-9 in Coles last 34 home starts.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Pirates have a big edge on the mound with Cole.
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Wacha has been magnificent in his career but he has struggled all season.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 3
I expect Cole to pitch a gem and Andrew McCutchen to lead the offense in a narrow win.
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