St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/1/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (29-27) at St. Louis Cardinals (30-24)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
Jameson Taillon (2-4) (4.53) vs. M Mikolas (6-0) (2.58)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -140 / Pittsburgh Pirates +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
NL Central rivals the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals meet at Busch Stadium in Friday MLB.
The Pittsburgh Pirates fell apart in the 9th where St. Louis scored five times in a 10-8 loss. Pittsburgh Starter Trevor Williams was charged with five runs on nine hits over five frames before Felipe Vasquez allowed five runs in the 9th to get the loss.
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The Pirates pounded out 12 hits and walked three times with Josh Bell smacking a two run jack while Josh Harrison was 2-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs followed by Gregory Polanco who was 3-4 with a run and two runs driven in.
Jameson Taillon gets his second consecutive start versus the Cardinals on Friday. Taillon did not get a decision n a 6-4 loss with three runs given up on five hits and a walk through 6.1 frames.
The St. Louis Cardinals blew an early 4-0 lead and looked dead in the water Thursday but rallied from an 8-5 deficit behind a five run 9th. St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty gave up four runs (three earned) over five frames with Jordan Hicks allowing three runs.
The Cardinals racked up 14 hits and walked three times with Yairo Munoz going 2-5 with five runs knocked including a walk off three run jack. Dexter Fowler gave St. Louis two RBI’s and a pair of runs while Luke Voit knocked in a pair.
The Cardinals have named Miles Mikolas as Friday’s starter for a rematch with the visiting Pirates. Mikolas received a ND in a 6-4 victory at Pittsburgh with four runs scoring on five hits and a BB in six frames.
Over is 6-2-1 in Pittsburgh last 9 Friday games and Pittsburgh are 5-11 in their last 16 road games and under is 9-1-1 in Taillon’s last 11 road starts. Under is 18-7-3 in St. Louis last 28 overall and under is 18-7-3 in St. Louis last 28 on grass. Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis and Pittsburgh are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Pittsburgh looks like a team that can never be counted out and I’d rather go with the nice odds and the Pirates or walk away…