Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Sunday April 28, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +133 / St. Louis Cardinals -144 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals meet Sunday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Reds have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds have won six of their last eight games when scoring three or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 21 hits and 14 RBI while Jesse Winker and Jose Iglesias have combined for 38 hits and 17 RBI. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won their last six games when scoring more than one run. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 37 hits and 13 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina have combined for 55 hits and 35 RBI. Jack Flaherty gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Flaherty is 0-2 with a 4.41 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 3 of a series, 0-6 in their last 6 Sunday games and 16-36 in their last 52 road games. The Cardinals are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 10-2 in their last 12 home games and 3-8 in Flahertys last 11 starts. The Reds are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 8-0 in Flahertys last 8 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Grays last 5 starts overall.
Flaherty hasn't been good so far this season, allowing four or more earned runs in three of his five starts and giving up a .286 batting average. However, Gray isn't the most trustworthy pitcher in the world in his own right and has allowed seven runs in his last 11.1 innings. The difference is the St. Louis Cardinals offense is tearing the cover off the ball, putting up crooked numbers almost on a nightly basis. I have to side with the hot hand and back the Cards at home and the reasonable price.