Pirates vs. Cardinals - 5/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (21-7) at Pittsburgh Pirates (13-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
C Martinez (3-0) (3.64) vs. V Worley (2-2) (3.90)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -109 / St. Louis Cardinals -101 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, ROOT-PIT
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two of their series Saturday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Cardinals have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Carpenter leads St. Louis with 36 hits and 20 RBI while Kolten Wong and Matt Holliday have combined for 32 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won five of their last six games on the road. Carlos Martinez gets the nod, and he’s 3-0 with a 3.64 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 0-1 with a 4.41 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Neil Walker leads Pittsburgh with 30 hits and 11 RBI while Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 35 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last 10 games on their home field. Vance Worley takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Worley is 0-0 with a 4.03 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 8-0 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 5-0 in Martinezs last 5 starts. The Pirates are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in Worleys last 10 starts. The Cardinals are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals are impossible to fade with the way they've been playing for the last three weeks. With Martinez on the mound, the road team has to be the play here.