St. Louis Cardinals (25-13) at New York Mets (23-16)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 20, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Mets -113 / St. Louis Cardinals +103 --- Over/Under: 7
The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets play game three of their series Wednesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta and Matt Carpenter have combined for 88 hits and 44 RBI while Matt Holliday has 22 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last six games on the road. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.73 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Mets have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Lucas Duda leads New York with 41 hits and 15 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer have combined for 39 RBI. The New York Mets have won five of their last seven games on their home field. Bartolo Colon takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Colon is 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 38-16 in their last 54 during game 3 of a series and 10-4 in Martinezs last 14 starts. The Mets are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 7-2 in Colons last 9 starts. The Cardinals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
Colon has been rock solid all year, but Martinez is one of the top young pitchers in baseball and has also been good in his own right. I always take Martinez when he's getting plus money.