San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (69-67) at San Diego Padres (62-75)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
C Martinez (10-10) (3.52) vs. Luis Perdomo (7-8) (4.76)
The Line: San Diego Padres +140 / St. Louis Cardinals -150 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, FSMW
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres meet Monday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Cardinals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last nine games when scoring at least three runs. Yadier Molina leads the Cardinals with 123 hits and 62 RBI while Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko have combined for 222 hits and 125 RBI. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he is 10-10 with a 3.52 ERA and 182 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look to play spoiler after winning five of their last six games. The Padres have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The San Diego Padres have won five straight games when scoring at least one run. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 115 hits and 63 RBI while Manuel Margot and Cory Spangenberg have combined for 212 hits and 80 RBI. Luis Perdomo gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.69 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Perdomo is 0-0 with a 6.43 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games, 8-2 in Martinezs last 10 Monday starts and 2-5 in Martinezs last 7 starts during game 1 of a series. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games and 6-2 in Perdomos last 8 home starts. The Cardinals are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego.
The Padres are playing some great baseball right now and would love nothing more than to keep spoiling the season for a playoff contender. However, I don't bet against Martinez often, as he consistently gives the Cards a chance to win and has allowed three or less earned runs in eight of his last nine starts. Perdomo has been decent as of late, but he's allowing a .290 batting average this season and doesn't fool hitters much. This is a game the Cardinals should win behind their ace.