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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/9/14

Pittsburgh Pirates (47-42) at St. Louis Cardinals (48-42)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Gerrit Cole (R) (7-4) (3.782) vs. Lance Lynn (R) (9-6) (3.167)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -137 / Pittsburgh Pirates +127 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN, FS-Midwest

The St Louis Cardinals lock horns with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a crucial NL Central battle on Wednesday.

The Pirates had won seven of ten heading in to Tuesday's bout at St Louis with both the arms and bats having a hand in the success. The Pirates probably let one get away Tuesday as they blew a 4-2 lead with the Cards winning it in the 9th. Vance Worley came back to earth with with four runs plated in five frames withErnesto Frieri serving up a walkoff homer to absorb the loss. Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez paced the scoring with two run jacks but they received no help. The Pirates look for a big effort on the mound from Brandon Crumpton who faces the dangerous Cardinals Wednesday. Crumpton has thrown the ball well over his last three where he has gone 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/9/14


The Cardinals will likely be one of the main challengers in the National League Central although they have been a bit streaky at times with a few wins negated by a few defeats. The Redbirds survived a shaky performance from Carlos Martinez who was charged with all four runs on a pair of two run homers through six frames in a no decision effort. The bats totaled eleven hits and walked once with Kolton Wong leaving the yard for the walkoff and knocking in two while Matt Holiday rapped a two run double. The Cardinals hand the ball to Lance Lynn who looks to contain the Pittsburgh lineup on Wednesday. Lynn is 9-6 overall with a 3.17 ERA covering 18 outings where the Redbirds have gone 11-7.

I don't have a great feel for this one as I am leaning Pittsburgh but have a feeling Lynn and the Cardinals somehow win...

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