St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (37-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (51-26)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
T Ross (5-7) (3.67) vs. T Cooney (0-0) (11.57)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / San Diego Padres --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Midwest, FS-San Diego
The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres face off on Thursday in game one of their MLB series.
The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball as they continue to lead the National League Central. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 29-9 at home, and they have an 7 game lead on the Pirates in the NL Central. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .264 with Jhonny Peralta hitting .298, Yadier Molina hitting .291, and Kolten Wong hitting .289. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 2.60 with the starters at 2.87 and the bullpen at 2.01. For game one against the Padres the Cardinals start Tim Cooney who allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out three lasting just 2.1 innings in his only Major League action this season.
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The San Diego Padres have been one of the more disappointing teams in baseball and they have lost their last three games heading into this one. The Padres are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 19-21 on the road, and they are 7.5 games behind the Dodgers in the National League West. As a team the Padres are hitting .242 with Yonder Alonso hitting .310, Justin Upton hitting .266, and Will Venable hitting .259. The padres pitching staff has an ERA of 4.07 with the starters at 4.20 and the bullpen at 3.83. For game one against the Cardinals the Padres start Tyson Ross who has allowed 91 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 105 over 95.2 innings for a 5-7 record and a 3.57 ERA.
St. Louis is 7-2 in their last nine Thursday games, 5-1 in game one of a series, and 9-4 against the National League West. San Diego is 4-11 in Thursday games and 4-10 in Ross’ last 14 starts. San Diego is 13-43 in their last 56 games in St. Louis.
I don’t like the Cards starter here but they are the better team and look for a quick hook but also a win.