St. Louis Cardinals at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 3, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -130 / Seattle Mariners +110 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The St. Louis Cardinals and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won nine of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 81 hits and 36 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 153 hits and 93 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 4.35 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 94 hits and 63 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Daniel Vogelbach have combined for 133 hits and 79 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.63 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Leake is 5-7 with a 4.42 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 8-3 in Wainwrights last 11 starts with 6 days of rest and 1-4 in Wainwrights last 5 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 5-13 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Leakes last 4 home starts. The over is 43-20-2 in Mariners last 65 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wainwrights last 5 starts overall.
Wainwright is coming off an impressive month of June where he allowed just 22 hits and eight runs in 24.1 innings while striking out 25. Leake has been much more hittable lately and has allowed 11 earned runs in his last 11.1 innings. The difference in this game for me is that the Cardinals are in a drought where they struggle to put up consistent offense, while the Mariners have done nothing but put up crooked numbers and are showing some signs of life heading into the all-star break. I'll side with the M's and the plus money.