St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants
|Date & Time||Saturday July 6, 2019, 10:05 PM (EDT)|
San Francisco, California
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +106 / San Francisco Giants -114 -- Over/Under: 8
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Cardinals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 84 hits and 36 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 157 hits and 95 RBI. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he is 5-8 with a 4.34 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Mikolas is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 78 hits and 47 RBI while Joe Panik and Brandon Belt have combined for 129 hits and 55 RBI Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 4.02 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 4-5 with a 4.60 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League West, 15-6 in Mikolas' last 21 road starts and 23-10 in Mikolas' last 33 starts. The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Bumgarner's last 4 Saturday starts and 5-2 in Bumgarner's last 7 home starts. The Cardinals are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Bumgarner's last 11 starts overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Mikolas' last 11 starts overall.
In 37.1 innings on the road this season, Mikolas is allowing a 7.23 ERA and .342 batting average. Mikolas has a serious problem keeping the ball in the park when he leaves Busch Stadium. Bumgarner is coming off one of his better starts of the season when he held the Diamondbacks to four hits and one run in seven innings and got the win. In his last 13 innings, Bumgarner has allowed just three runs and has 20 strikeouts. Maybe Bumgarner is finally returning to the pitcher we're used to seeing? Either way, we're getting an ace at home for the cheap. I almost never turn down these sort of spots.