St. Louis Cardinals (33-27) at Cincinnati Reds (22-41)
|Date & Time||Friday June 8, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +132 / St. Louis Cardinals -142 --- Over/Under: 9.5
NL Central MLB features the St. Louis Cardinals visiting Great American Ball Park to take the field with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds ended their series with visiting Colorado with a 7-5, 13 inning victory where some late offense and solid work out of the pen carried the day. Cincinnati starter Tyler Mahle allowed three runs over five frames with Amir Garrett giving up two runs in a two inning stint. The Reds received six scoreless innings from four relievers with Dylan Floro going three frames to get the win.
The Cincinnati attack consisted of ten hits and five bases on balls with Jesse Walker cracking a two run walk off bomb while Scott Schrebler went 3-6 with an RBI followed by Billy Hamilton with a pair of runs.
The Cardinals begin their series at Cincinnati with right hander Luke Weaver on the mound. Weaver did not receive a decision last time out in a 3-2 win versus Pittsburgh with a run scoring in five frames.
The St. Louis Cardinals open a weekend series with Cincinnati off of a 4-1 victory versus visiting Miami on Thursday. St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas went seven innings with an unearned run allowed to get the victory.
The Cardinals racked up eleven hits and walked once with Luke Voit smacking his first homer while Jose Martinez went 2-3 with a homer an two runs driven in followed by Tommy Pham who had two singles and scored twice.
Cincinnati sends veteran Matt Harvey to the mound to oppose Cincinnati on Friday. Harvey has dropped back to back contests after an 8-2 loss at San Diego with five runs plated over five innings.
Under is 21-10-3 in St. Louis last 34 overall and under is 21-10-3 in St. Louis last 34 on grass and St Louis are 7-3 in Weaver’s last 10 road starts. Cincinnati are 9-27 in their last 36 home games and are 23-51 in their last 74 overall and are 23-51 in their last 74 games on grass. St. Louis are 9-0 in the last 9 meetings in Cincinnati and are 15-2 in the last 17 meetings.
The Cardinals have enjoyed a great deal of success in this matchup and I’m inclined to ride that trend…