St. Louis Cardinals at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Thursday July 4, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Seattle Mariners -- Over/Under:
The St. Louis Cardinals and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 82 hits and 36 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 155 hits and 93 RBI. Michael Wacha gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 5.30 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. This will be Wacha’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last eight 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. The Seattle Mariners didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.
The Cardinals are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 4-0 in Wachas last 4 Thursday starts and 1-4 in Wachas last 5 road starts. The Mariners are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 interleague home games and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Cardinals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 33-15-3 in Mariners last 51 home games. The under is 21-9-2 in Cardinals last 32 interleague games.
Wacha hasn't been the toughest pitcher in the world to hit, as he's allowing a .286 batting average on the season and a 4.80 ERA on the road. However, Wacha is coming off his best month by far, allowing 25 hits and eight earned runs in his last 25.1 innings with just five walks. The St. Louis Cardinals offense should also feel good entering this contest after scoring five runs in the ninth inning to beat the Mariners. I'll side with the Cards on this quick turnaround.