The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs meet Wednesday in MLB action at Wrigley Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 21 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Cardinals have lost 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 44 hits and 20 RBI, while Willson Contreras and Nolan Arenado have combined for 66 hits and 34 RBI. Jordan Montgomery gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Montgomery is 4-0 with a 0.63 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won 9 of their last 13 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 46 hits and 19 RBI, while Ian Happ and Cody Bellinger have combined for 74 hits and 37 RBI. Justin Steele gets the ball, and he is 5-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Steele is 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 6 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 19-9 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series. The Cubs are 12-5 in their last 17 Wednesday games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The over is 5-1 in Cardinals last 6 overall. The under is 12-2 in Cubs last 14 overall. The Cardinals are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Chicago and 21-8 in the last 29 meetings.
You can make a case for either side here, and it looks like the St. Louis Cardinals are starting to find their footing a bit. Jordan Montgomery has owned the Cubs in 4 career starts. Still, it's hard to bet against Justin Steele and the start he's on, as he's absolutely dealing. The Cubs' offense is also due for a bounce back performance. Toss up prices, give me the Cubs at home with a young stud on the hill.