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2019 MLB Season
(79-62) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (62-79)
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2019
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Mitch Keller
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +178 | Cardinals -190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis continues to pace the NL Central after a 21-7 run in their last 28 games. Yet, this afternoon the Cardinals seek to redeem a recent series-opening loss vs. last-placed division rival Pittsburgh.
Behind Adam Frazier’s two-run triple, the Pirates scored six runs in the seventh inning Friday night to upset St. Louis.
That loss placed the Cardinals’ NL Central lead over Chicago at 2.5 games. The Cubs have caught fire recently, winning seven-of-ten while overcoming their road issues as the season winds down.
And with Arizona streaking, the playoff path is tenuous for St. Louis in either the divisional or wild card direction. Simply, the Cardinals cannot afford losses vs. non-playoff teams like Pittsburgh this deep in the season.
In prime form, 23-year-old Jack Flaherty (9-7, 3.14 ERA) hunts a seventh win in his last eight starts this afternoon. Flaherty has authored almost two months worth of consecutive quality starts, keeping his ERA at 0.90 since July 7.
If Flaherty is given nominal run support, expect his stock to rise rolling into October.
Out of the playoff chase, but a dedicated spoiler, the Pirates used an offensive surge Friday while upending St. Louis’ chances.
And as the season unwinds, minus pressure brought by divisional and playoff races, Pittsburgh is gathering momentum.
That’s not such good news for the Pirates’ remaining opponents.
Today, Mitch Keller (1-3, 8.18 ERA) takes the hill on a mission to extend Pittsburgh’s fortune. Unfortunately, however, Keller must overcome a recent seven-game stretch where he allowed 30 runs while posting an 8.62 ERA.
Additionally since making his MLB debut, opposing batters have slashed .350/.401/.566 off Keller.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-3-1 in STL last 14 road games.
- STL are 35-17 in their last 52 overall.
- STL are 35-17 in their last 52 games on grass.
- PIT are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- PIT are 2-6 in their last 8 Sun. games.
- PIT are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass.
- STL are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Pittsburgh.
- STL are 23-9 in the last 32 meetings.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Even with their recent slip vs. Pittsburgh, and with the Pirates’ winning ways of late, St. Louis is heavily favored today for good reason.
Expect the Cardinals’ bats to do their job as Flaherty clogs Pittsburgh’s offense and Keller’s misfortune continues this afternoon to ensure a St. Louis win.
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The Cardinals will grasp the importance of today’s game and not allow another Pirates offensive outburst. Look for another dominant Flaherty outing while he lends further credibility to his growing reputation as one of MLB’s top young arms.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals 4 – Pittsburgh Pirates 2
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