St. Louis Cardinals (22-15) at San Diego Padres (15-26)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 13, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +115 / St. Louis Cardinals -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a bounce back victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and two or less runs in four of their last five games. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost five of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with 39 hits and 21 RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Paul DeJong have combined for 75 hits and 38 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 6-3 with a 2.07 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 44 hits and 13 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 68 hits and 24 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 5.72 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Richard is 4-1 with a 3.83 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-1 in Wainwrights last 6 road starts, 27-9 in Wainwrights last 36 Sunday starts and 37-18 in Wainwrights last 55 starts. The Padres are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 4 of a series, 1-4 in Richards last 5 home starts and 0-4 in Richards last 4 starts. The Cardinals are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in San Diego, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and 4-1 in Wainwrights last 5 starts vs. Padres.
Wainwright is coming off his best start in quitesome time, as he held the Cubs to four hits and one run in five innings on the road. Richard has allowed three or more runs in each of his last seven starts and is allowing a .289 batting average this season. Richard has simply been hit hard all season long and is a pitcher I'm really not trying to get behind. I'll take the Cards and the rather cheap price with a veteran pitcher who recently showed there may be something left in the tank after all.