Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:40 PM (Chase Field)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +171 / St. Louis Cardinals -200 -- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Cardinals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 149 hits and 94 RBI while Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong have combined for 270 hits and 136 RBI. Jack Flaherty gets the ball, and he is 10-8 with a 2.96 ERA and 214 strikeouts this season. This will be Flaherty’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 187 hits and 92 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 302 hits and 197 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 12-11 with a 4.38 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Leake is 5-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in Flaherty's last 5 road starts and 9-3 in Flaherty's last 12 starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 12-5 in their last 17 home games. The Cardinals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 25-12 in the last 37 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall. The under is 12-3-2 in Flaherty's last 17 starts overall.
Flaherty has allowed 14 hits and four runs in his last 30 innings, and he has a 3.38 ERA and .226 allowed batting average on the road. Leake has allowed 28 hits and seven earned runs in his last 25.1 innings, and he has a 3.38 ERA and .278 allowed batting average at home. Flaherty has been on fire pretty much since July, giving the Cards consistent brilliant starts, and they've won nine of the last 12 games he's pitched. The St. Louis Cardinals are also closing in on an NL Central title, so the motivation is there as well. Give me the Cardinals and the RL for added value.