St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
|Date & Time||Sunday July 21, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati Reds -108 / St. Louis Cardinals -102 O/U: 10
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds will match up on the MLB circuit to finish their series Sunday.
St. Louis took the first two games of this set 7-4 and 12-11. In the Saturday matchup, the Reds eked one out 3-2.
For the Sunday game, the Cardinals will be sending out Jack Flaherty in the start. Across 104.0 innings and a 4-6 mark so far, Flaherty has a 4.41 ERA with 115 Ks and 35 BBs.
St. Louis put up six hits in the Saturday game. Leading the way was Tommy Edman with a 3-for-4 line.
Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Anthony DeSclafani in the start Sunday. Over 92.1 innings and a 5-4 record this year, DeSclafani has a 4.29 ERA with 94 Ks and 27 BBs.
Cincinnati had seven hits in the Saturday win but could only score in the seventh inning. Suarez and VanMeter each posted two hits, combining for a total of two RBI and two runs as well.
The Cardinals are 1-4 in Flaherty’s last five Sunday starts and 1-5 in his last six with four days’ rest. St. Louis is 0-5 in Flaherty’s last five starts overall and 0-5 in his last five on grass.
Meanwhile, the Reds are 17-35 in their last 52 Sunday games and 2-9 in their last 11 in game four of a series. Cincinnati is 5-11 in DeSclafani’s last 16 Sunday starts and 3-7 in his last 10 home starts.
DeSclafani has been pretty solid lately. Over his last three games, he has two quality starts and a combined five earned runs across 17.2 innings on 16 hits. DeSclafani is also 3-1 since June 12 but has failed to notch a decision in his last pair.
I’m tentatively going to side with the Reds here but I don’t trust Cincinnati for much these days.