Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 10/4/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 3:37 PM (SunTrust Park)
STL -130 O/U 8
The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to visit SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia for game 2 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup with a 1-0 record in the series, and they will be looking to continue their success after beating the Atlanta Braves on the road, 7-6. Miles Mikolas received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings. Marcel Ozuna had a solid game from the plate for the Cardinals as he went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to start Jack Flaherty (11-8, 2.75 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 7 scoreless innings while striking out 6 batters against the Chicago Cubs. Jack Flaherty had success in his 2 starts against the Atlanta Braves during the 2019 season as he went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA.
The Atlanta Braves come into this matchup with a 0-1 record in the series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping the NLDS opener against the Saint Louis Cardinals, 7-6. Dallas Keuchel received the starting nod for the Atlanta Braves, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 4.2 innings. Ronald Acuna Jr. had a big game from the plate for the Atlanta Braves as he went 3 for 4 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs.
The Atlanta Braves are set to start Mike Foltynewicz (8-6, 4.54 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 3 earned runs in 4 innings against the New York Mets. Mike Foltynewicz struggled in his 2 starts against the Saint Louis Cardinals during the 2019 season as he went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA.
The Saint Louis Cardinals proved they were not scared of the big bad Atlanta Braves in the NLDS opener, and I think we will once again see that in game 2. The Cardinals have the pitching advantage in this matchup with Jack Flaherty going to the mound as he has been stellar this season with a 2.75 ERA while Mike Foltynewicz has struggled particularly against the Cardinals (6.75 ERA). The Braves bullpen was a mess in game 1, and the Cardinals have some big-time hitters in their lineup to make the Braves pay.