St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 29, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia Phillies -175 / St. Louis Cardinals +155
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in game two of a three game set in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday.
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to rebound after dropping game one on Tuesday by a final score of 4-3. Marcell Ozuna had a home run and two RBIs while Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 4 with a solo home run and Jedd Gyorko added a base hit of his own as the Cardinals mustered up just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Adam Wainwright took the loss, falling to 4-5 on the year after allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out ten over six innings of work. Genesis Cabrera will make his major league debut in game two and is 2-3 with a 6.35 ERA and 39 strikeouts for triple-A Memphis this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to keep their momentum going after winning game one on Tuesday. Cesar Hernandez had a home run and two RBIs while Bryce Harper went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs to round out Philly’s scoring as a team in the win. Rhys Hoskins went 2 for 4 while Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto and Nick Pivetta each had base hits as well in the victory. Pivetta got the win on the mound to improve to 3-1 on the year after allowing three runs on three hits while striking out six over five innings of work. Hector Neris closed out the 9th for his 10th save of the campaign. Aaron Nola will start game two and is 5-0 with a 4.53 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. In his career, Nola is 3-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 34 strikeouts against St. Louis.
St. Louis is 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 6-16 in their last 22 games overall while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 road games against a right-handed starter. Philadelphia is 5-0 in Nola’s last 5 starts and 7-3 in their last 10 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the NL Central.
One of mine and a lot of successful bettors rules is you rarely bet on a pitcher making his major league debut, and that rule certainly applies when that pitcher was getting touched up in the minor leagues so far this season. Nola has been roughed up in his own right, but the fact is that the Phillies’ ace is still undefeated and the team just wins with Nola on the mound, winning each of his last five starts. I just think this is Philly’s game to lose with the pitching advantage, so I’ll lay the juice with Philadelphia on Wednesday.