The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB action at Wrigley Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Cardinals have lost 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 43 hits and 20 RBI, while Willson Contreras and Nolan Arenado have combined for 65 hits and 34 RBI. Jack Flaherty gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 6.29 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Flaherty is 3-3 with a 3.28 ERA and 71 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 5 of their last 7 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. Jameson Taillon gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.29 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Taillon is 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 17-35 in their last 52 overall. The Cubs are 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The over is 5-0 in Cardinals last 5 overall. The under is 7-1 in Cubs last 8 overall. The Cardinals are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Chicago and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
The Cardinals' offense has picked up as of late, and the Cubs have shown flashes through 35 games. Jack Flaherty has an ERA over 6 and a 1.63 WHIP, while Jameson Taillon has an ERA over 5 and a 1.29 WHIP. The over has also been a strong trend for these teams lately. There's good reason to expect some fireworks in this contest. Give me the over.