Kansas City Royals at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/1/2014
Monday, June 2, 7:15 PM on ESPN, FSKC, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (2-5) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (6-4)
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On Monday night, Danny Duffy will be hoping to end his two-game losing streak when the Kansas City Royals go up against Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Danny Duffy took his fifth loss of the season last week when the Houston Astros were able to score six runs (five earned) against him in just four innings of work. He gave up seven hits in that outing, including two home runs, and he walked a season-high five batters while striking out three. His ERA climbed up to 3.57 on the year, but he has only given up a total of 27 hits in 35.1 innings.
Infielder Mark Ellis has only gone up against Duffy three times in his career, but he has shown that he can hit the left-hander by getting two hits against him, including one long ball.
Shelby Miller lost his fourth game of the season last Wednesday when he was beaten by the New York Yankees at home. His gave up a season-high seven earned runs in that game on nine hits and he struck out just one batter while walking two. The 23-year-old is now 6-4 on the season with a 3.94 ERA and he has walked 4.7 batters per nine innings.
The only player on the Royals who has faced Miller is outfielder Nori Aoki, who is 7-for-14 against him with a home run and a walk.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 25-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.3
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 25-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
05/29/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand questionable
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
St Louis Cardinals
05/29/14 1B Matt Adams Calf questionable
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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