St. Louis Cardinals (1-2) at Miami Marlins (1-2)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:40 pm (loanDepot park)
Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-0) (0.00) vs. Trevor Rogers (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Miami Marlins -110 / St. Louis Cardinals -110 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins meet Monday in MLB action at loanDepot park.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Cardinals have scored 18 runs in their first three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with five hits and one RBI while Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong have combined for eight hits and six RBI. Daniel Ponce de Leon gets the ball, and he was 1-3 with a 4.96 ERA and 45 strikeouts last season. This will be Ponce de Leon’s second career game against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins look for a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Marlins have scored 16 runs in their first three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Marlins have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Starling Marte leads the Marlins with seven hits and one RBI while Jesus Aguilar and Miguel Rojas have combined for seven hits and four RBI. Trevor Rogers gets the ball, and he was 1-2 with a 6.11 ERA and 39 strikeouts last season. This will be Rogers’ first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 35-16 in their last 51 Monday games. The Marlins are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 5-1 in Cardinals last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Marlins last 7 games following an off day. The Cardinals are 37-16 in the last 53 meetings in Miami.
This isn't the best pitching matchup in the world based on last years numbers, but the Miami Marlins have the edge at home and not having to play yesterday. The Marlins offense also got going in their last two games and this young club appears to be building confidence. The Cardinals got smacked yesterday and now have to travel to play a rested team at home. Give me the Marlins in this toss up.