Chicago Cubs at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/12/2014
Tuesday, May 13, 8:15 PM on WCIU, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Chicago Cubs - Arrieta, J (0-0) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Wainwright, A (6-2)
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28-year-old Jake Arrieta will be on the mound for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night when they face early Cy Young candidate Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jake Arrieta made his second start of the season last Thursday and he ended up picking up a no decision after only going four innings in that game. In the outing, Arrieta gave up four runs (three earned) and struck out one while walking one. He's now pitched a total of 9.1 innings on the season and has a 2.89 ERA.
Mark Ellis has just one hit against Arrieta in five at-bats, but he also has three walks and three RBI against him. Veteran Jhonny Peralta has four hits in eight at-bats against the right-hander with two doubles.
Adam Wainwright was able to get his sixth win of the season last week against the Atlanta Braves by pitching eight strong innings. He gave up just one run in that game on six hits while striking out six and only walking one. His ERA is now down to 2.02 on the year and he has given up just 40 hits in 58 innings.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has done pretty well against Wainwright in their matchups by going 9-for-31 with a double, a triple and four RBI. John Baker has just one hit in 10 career at-bats against Wainwright.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 17-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 15-20-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
05/07/14 P Pedro Strop Groin 15-day DL (5/7)
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/27/14 P Jose Veras Oblique 15-day DL (4/25)
04/24/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
St Louis Cardinals
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
03/30/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jason Motte Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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