Cardinals at Diamondbacks - 4/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (12-9) at Arizona Diamondbacks (11-12)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Wacha (2-0) (2.82) vs. R De La Rosa (2-3) (5.94)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +115 / St. Louis Cardinals -125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks end their four-game series Thursday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have produced 19 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five straight games. The St. Louis Cardinals are an impressive 12-4 this season when scoring more than three runs. Aledmys Diaz leads St. Louis with 29 hits, Stephen Piscotty has 15 RBI and Jeremy Hazelbaker has five home runs. Michael Wacha gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 0-0 with a 4.60 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a nice win here to get back to a .500 record. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has allowed 26 runs in this series and seven or more runs in five of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitching rotation has to find its groove if they’re going to compete in the tough NL West this season. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 35 hits, Yasmany Tomas has 12 RBI and Welington Castillo has six home runs. Rubby De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.94 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 20-7 in their last 27 Thursday games and 26-11 in Wachas last 37 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in De La Rosas last 5 home starts. The Cardinals are 37-16 in the last 53 meetings.
Wacha has been nothing but money this season and has been a pretty solid pitcher overall the last year or so. De La Rosa is just another Arizona pitcher who is tough to trust. I like the Cardinals to stay hot.