Pittsburgh Pirates at St Louis Cardinals 7/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/9/2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:15 PM on ROOT, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Pittsburgh Pirates - Volquez, E (7-6) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (7-7)
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Edinson Volquez will go for his eighth win of the season when he and the Pittsburgh Pirates face 23-year-old Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Last Saturday, Edinson Volquez pitched seven very good innings against the Philadelphia Phillies at home and came away with his third consecutive win. He gave up just one run on four hits in that game and walked four batters while striking out five. Volquez currently has a 7-6 record on the season with a 3.88 ERA and he has given up just 91 hits in 102 innings.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has 10 hits in his 27 at-bats against Volquez with a double, two home runs and five RBI. Catcher Yadier Molina has also hit a home run off of him, but he is just 4-for-26 overall against the right-hander.
Shelby Miller ended up with a no decision in his outing against the Miami Marlins last weekend after giving up three runs in 5.1 innings of work. He allowed nine hits in that start and struck out two batters while walking one. Miller is only striking out 6.2 batters per nine innings this season, which is his lowest strikeout rate in his three-year career.
Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez only has four hits in 18 at-bats against Miller in his career, but he has also hit three home runs off of him. Catcher Russell Martin is 4-for-11 against Miller with a double and two home runs.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-44-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 35-49-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/1)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
06/11/14 P Francisco Liriano Side 15-day DL (6/11)
St Louis Cardinals
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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