Pittsburgh Pirates at St Louis Cardinals 7/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/6/2014
Monday, July 7, 2014, 8:15 PM on ROOT, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Pittsburgh Pirates - Morton, C (5-9) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Wainwright, A (11-4)
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On Monday night, big right-hander Charlie Morton will go for his sixth win of the year when he and the Pittsburgh Pirates face 11-game winner Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Charlie Morton pitched a solid game against the Arizona Diamondbacks last Wednesday and he picked up his fifth win of the season. Morton pitched six innings in that start and allowed just one earned run on five hits while walking three batters and striking out five. Morton only has a 5-9 record, but he also has a very good 3.30 ERA.
Pirates first baseman Allen Craig has 11 hits in his 21 at-bats against Morton with two walks, two doubles and three RBI. Veteran Matt Holliday is 8-for-28 against him with a double, a home run and five RBI.
Adam Wainwright had yet another strong start last week against the San Francisco Giants and was able to win his 11th game. He got through 7.2 innings in that game and gave up no runs on four hits while walking two and striking out one. His ERA is now down to a minuscule 1.89 and he has only given up four home runs in 124 innings this season.
Pirates All-Star Andrew McCutchen has 13 hits against Wainwright in 34 at-bats with five doubles, a triple and a home run. First baseman Ike Davis is just 2-for-13 against him with six strikeouts.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-42-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.1
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 33-47-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/02/14 LF Domonic Brown Personal paternity leave list
06/27/14 C Carlos Ruiz Concussion 7-day DL (6/25)
06/25/14 C Wil Nieves Quad 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/17/14 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder out indefinitely
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
06/01/14 P Jeff Manship Quad 15-day DL (6/1)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
St Louis Cardinals
06/26/14 2B Kolten Wong Shoulder out indefinitely
06/25/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (6/24)
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)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 60-day DL (4/17)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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