Pirates vs. Cardinals - 9/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (98-58) at Pittsburgh Pirates (95-61)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
M Wacha (17-6) (3.15) vs. C Morton (9-8) (4.54)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +103 / St. Louis Cardinals -113 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 155 hits and 68 RBI while Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong have combined for 144 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight road games. Michael Wacha gets the nod, and he’s 17-6 with a 3.15 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Pirates have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 161 hits and 79 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco have combined for 144 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost four straight home games. Charlie Morton takes the hill, and he’s 9-8 with a 4.54 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-11 with a 5.30 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 23-8 in Wachas last 31 starts. The Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 9-3 in Mortons last 12 home starts. The Pirates are 3-13 in Mortons last 16 starts vs. Cardinals.
Do you see Morton's career numbers against the Cardinals? Uh, no thank you. I love the Pirates heading into the postseason, but this is a bad spot for them given the pitching matchup.