St. Louis Cardinals (90-72) at Los Angeles Dodgers (94-68)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 4, 2014, 9:37 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -155 / St. Louis Cardinals +145 --- Over/Under: 7
The St Louis Cardinals battle the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second game of their NLDS on Saturday night.
The St Louis Cardinals rode an eight run 7th inning to outlast Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers 10-9 in the NLDS opener. Adam Wainwright was a non factor with six runs plated over 4.1 frames while Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run in the 9th and left the tying run on third. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday homered and combined for seven RBI's with Randal Grichuk went solo while all three scored twice. The Cardinals gives the ALDS game two start to Lance Lynn who opposes the Dodgers for the second time. Lynn has been one of the steadiest members of the St Louis with nine straight quality starts.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were in great shape in game one of the NLDS with a 6-2 lead and Clayton Kershaw on the mound but the Cardinals offense suddenly came to life to snatch victory from defeat. Kershaw suffered through his poorest outing of the year with eight runs scored on eight hits in 6.2 innings while striking out ten. Pedro Baez gave up two more in what proved to be the eventual winning runs. The bats pounded out 16 hits and walked four times with Adrian Gonzalez clubbing a two run bomb with AJ Ellis went 4-5 with a homer and two RBI's and three runs. Zack Greinke toes the rubber against the St Louis Cardinals in game two of the ALDS. On the season Grenke has been rock solid with a 17-8 record with a 2.71 ERA covering 32 outings.
Lynn has had a very strong season but Greinke has been out of this world at home so it's tough to oppose him there. Having said that I'll back the Dodgers but I'll probably just watch this at the price...