St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 11, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis Cardinals / Miami Marlins -- O/U:
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins meet in game two of their three game set in MLB action from Marlins Park on Tuesday.
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to build up some momentum after starting the series on a high note with a 4-1 win in the series opener on Monday. Yairo Munoz had a double and an RBI while Kolten Wong added an RBI of his own and Marcell Ozuna went 2 for 3 with a double. Paul Goldschmidt added a base hit of his own to cap off St. Louis’ offense as a team as the Cardinals had just four hits as a team in the victory. Michael Wacha got the win to improve to 4-2 on the year after throwing six shutout innings, giving up just five hits while striking out four. Jordan Hicks closed out the 9th for his 13th save of the season. Dakota Hudson will start game two and is 4-3 with a 3.70 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Hudson’s first career start against Miami.
The Miami Marlins will be out to snap a five game losing streak after dropping Monday’s series opener. Jorge Alfaro went 2 for 3 with the team’s lone RBI while Harold Ramirez went 3 for 4 with a double. Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson each had a base hit as the Fish mustered up seven hits as a team in the losing effort. Sandy Alcantara took the loss, falling to 3-6 on the year after allowing four runs on four hits while walking four and striking out six over five innings of work. Elieser Hernandez will start game two and is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA this season. This will be Hernandez’s first career start against St. Louis.
St. Louis is 4-0 in Hudson’s last 4 starts and 3-13 in their last 16 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the NL East. Miami is 0-5 in their last 5 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 home games while the under is 21-10-1 in their last 32 games against a team with a losing record. St. Louis is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings between these two teams in Miami.
Miami had been a profitable underdog play a little while ago, but the Marlins are back to dropping baseball games and I’m not sure that starting Hernandez in this spot is going to help matters. St. Louis hasn’t been very good in their own right lately, but Hudson has been a key cog in the Cardinals’ rotation, giving up three earned runs or less in each of his last nine starts with St. Louis winning each of his last four turns. I just am back to not being able to trust the Marlins, so give me St. Louis as more of a fade from Miami than anything.