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(78-80) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (83-76)
Date:Saturday,October 1 2016
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: CHAD KUHL (R) vs. TBD
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A crucial game for the Cardinals takes place Saturday afternoon when they welcome in the Pirates for Game 2 of a 3 game set.
The Cardinals trail by 1.0 game in the Wild Card race and are actually just 2.0 behind the top spot. A lot will be decided this weekend and Pittsburgh has a say on whether or not the Cardinals are involved in the postseason.
The Pirates hung around all 2nd half in terms of the Wild Card race, but simply ran out of time as they’ve been officially eliminated.
However, they’ll have a giant say on whether or not the Cardinals will participate in this year’s postseason with this weekend series.
Pittsburgh will also be playing for a winning campaign. They’ll have to sweep the Cardinals here in order to clinch their 4th straight winning season.
The Pirates will send out RH Chad Kuhl here on Saturday, who will look to head into the offseason with an over .500 record.
Kuhl is currently 5-4 and while he’s shown some signs of brilliance this season, Kuhl has compiled an ERA of 4.25.
Kuhl will certainly compete for a spot in the rotation next year. So finishing on a high note this season will be a nice momentum builder for the RH.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals were on the fortunate end of some luck in their series finale against the Reds on Thursday.
St. Louis hit a ground rule double that should have put runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. Instead, the ball was never ruled out of play as it bounced back into the field of play, and the Cardinals were awarded a strange victory.
Nonetheless, they sit 1.0 games behind the Giants for the 2nd Wild Card spot and just 2.0 games behind the Mets for the top spot.
They have yet to announce a starter for Saturday as they want to see how Friday unfolds before announcing a starter.
Regardless, the Cardinals almost need a sweep here as there is no room for Error. They’ll keep an eye on the Giants playing the Dodgers and the Mets in Philadelphia.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Pirates are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
- Pirates are 1-3 in their last 5 vs. National League Central.
- Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- Cardinals are 2-7 in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
This obviously still depends on who the Cardinals start here.
However, they’ll throw out all the stops here to try and steal a victory.
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Look for St. Louis to play extremely inspired and aggressive here, as they pull out a victory on Saturday.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 6 – Pittsburgh 4
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