St. Louis Cardinals (1-2) at Miami Marlins (1-2)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:40 pm (loanDepot park)
John Gant (0-0) (0.00) vs. Sandy Alcantara (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Miami Marlins -121 / St. Louis Cardinals +112 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins meet in MLB action from Marlins Park on Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to build on their series-opening 4-1 win over Miami on Monday. Yadier Molina had a double and two RBIs while Tommy Edman had a solo home run. Nolan Arenado added a pair of hits and Paul Goldschmidt chipped in a base knock as well as the Cards cranked out five hits as a team in the winning effort. Daniel Ponce de Leon got the win after allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts over five innings of work. Alex Reyes closed out the 9th for his 1st save of the year. John Gant will start here and was 0-3 with a 2.40 ERA and 18 strikeouts last season.
The Miami Marlins will look to rebound from their loss to the Cards in the opener. Starling Marte accounted for the lone Miami RBI in the loss while Brian Anderson had a double. Magneuris Sierra, Jorge Alfaro, Miguel Rojas and Jesus Aguilar each chipped in a base knock as well to finish off Miami’s offense as a team in defeat as the Fish had just five hits as well in the loss. Trevor Rogers took the loss, falling to 0-1 after allowing two runs on two hits with six strikeouts over four innings of work. Sandy Alcantara draws the start here and is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be Alcantara’s second career start against St. Louis.
St. Louis is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 3-9 in their last 12 Tuesday games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 road games against a right-handed starter. Miami is 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the NL Central. St. Louis is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
I think a case could be made either way here as St. Louis has had more sustained success, but Alcantara’s quickly establishing himself as the ace in Miami’s rotation. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. Gant was pretty good in a relief role last year and I expect Alcantara to match zeroes here, so I think the under is a solid play.