St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/19/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (54-44) at St. Louis Cardinals (53-44)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm (Busch Stadium)
Zack Greinke (R) (11-5) (2.730) vs. Joe Kelly (R) (1-1) (3.437)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +110 / Los Angeles Dodgers -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-1, FS-Midwest
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Saturday at Busch Stadium for game two of their series.
The St. Louis Cardinals got out to an early lead on Friday and held off the Dodgers to get the win in game one of the series on Friday. Matt Holliday had two hits including a home run and Kolten Wong and Jon Jay had two hits each as the Cardinals scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn allowed four hits and two runs while striking out nine over 6.0 innings to get the win to go to 11-6 for the season and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 29th save. For Saturday’s game the Cardinals start Joe Kelly who has two no decisions and a loss in his last three starts. For the season Kelly has allowed 22 hits and seven earned runs while striking out 12 over 18.1 innings for a 1-1 record and a 3.44 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Cardinals on Friday and fell out of first place in the NL West in the process. Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, and Adrian Gonzalez each had hits as the Dodgers scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Dan Haren allowed eight hits and three runs while striking out four over 4.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 8-7 for the year. For Saturday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who is coming off of a loss in his last start. For the season Greinke has allowed 117 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 127 over 118.2 innings for an 11-5 record and a 2.73 ERA.
St. Louis is 4-1 in game two of a series, 20-8 as a home underdog, and 7-2 in Kelly’s last nine starts as an underdog. Los Angeles is 5-1 as an underdog, 1-4 in game two of a series, and 28-13 in Greinke’s last 41 starts. Los Angeles is 17-39 in St. Louis.
The Dodgers didn’t roll over on Friday and behind Greinke I look for them to get it done on the road here in what is one of my stronger free picks.
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