Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Cardinals -115 / Los Angeles Dodgers -105 O/U: 8.5
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals will match up on the MLB diamond to continue their series on Wednesday.
In game one of this set Monday, the Cardinals eked out a 4-3 win. On Tuesday, the Cardinals peppered in runs over the first five innings on the way to a 4-0 win.
For the Wednesday game, the Dodgers will be bringing out Kenta Maeda for the start. Over Maeda’s two starts this season, he’s got a 3.09 ERA with a 2-0 record, 10 Ks and six walks.
In the loss Tuesday, the Dodgers mustered seven total hits, four of them coming from Cody Bellinger and Enrique Hernandez, who each had two.
Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re going with Jack Flaherty on Wednesday. Across his two games so far, Flaherty has a 3.86 ERA with 10 Ks and three walks in 9.1 innings overall.
On Tuesday, St. Louis’ Paul Goldschmidt posted a solo homer with two runs, and Yadier Molina doubled along with three RBI.
The Dodgers are 41-15 in their last 56 in game three of a series and 6-0 in Maeda’s last six starts in game three of a series. LA is 4-0 in Maeda’s last four Wednesday starts and 7-3 in his last 10 starts versus the NL Central.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 2-6 in their last eight in game three of a series and 2-6 in Flaherty’s last eight home starts. St. Louis is 1-7 in Flaherty’s last eight starts and 1-5 in his last six Wednesday starts.
Maeda coughed up three homers and three earned runs in his first start this year against the Diamondbacks, but he went 6.2 innings in that one and bounced back in his second outing (5.0 innings; one earned).
As for Flaherty, he looked pretty trash against the Brewers in his first start (but still avoided the loss). That said, Flaherty gets credit for going 5.0 in his second outing with zero earned and six Ks.
Flaherty has given up 13 hits in just 9.1 innings so far, which means he doesn’t quite have my confidence yet—though I know it’s early. Still, in this situation I have to stick with the Dodgers on the win.