San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (68-66) at San Francisco Giants (53-84)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
L Lynn (10-6) (3.14) vs. Chris Stratton (2-2) (3.82)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +132 / St. Louis Cardinals -142 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS1, FSMW, NSBA
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 16 runs in this series and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Yadier Molina leads the Cardinals with 122 hits and 61 RBI while Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko have combined for 222 hits and 125 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 10-6 with a 3.14 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 1-4 with a 4.76 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Giants allowed 11 runs in Friday’s loss and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost seven straight games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Buster Posey leads the Giants with 132 hits and 55 RBI while Denard Span and Joe Panik have combined for 226 hits and 77 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 3.82 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Stratton’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 9-4 in their last 13 vs. National League West and 3-7 in Lynns last 10 road starts. The Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 10-4 in their last 14 vs. National League Central and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Cardinals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and the over is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings in San Francisco.
The Giants are back to being that team that finds ways to lose even if the other team is trying to hand them the victory. As for this game, Lynn has been really solid, allowing two or less earned runs in nine of his last 10 starts. Stratton has been good in his last few games, but he's allowed nine earned runs in 15.1 innings at home with a .311 batting average. Have to back the Cards here.