Pittsburgh Pirates at St Louis Cardinals 7/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/7/2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:15 PM on ROOT, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Pittsburgh Pirates - Worley, V (2-1) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Martinez, C (2-3)
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Vance Worley will try to continue his great start for the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take on right-hander Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Vance Worley made his fourth start of the season for the Pirates last week and ended up suffering his first loss of the year. He pitched seven innings in that game and gave up three runs on just four hits while striking out six batters and walking two. In 27.2 innings, Worley has a 2.28 ERA and he has only given up 21 hits.
Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter has a hit in all three of his at-bats against Worley with a double and two RBI. Allen Craig is just 1-for-6 against him with two strikeouts.
Carlos Martinez pitched five innings of one-run ball against the San Francisco Giants on the road last week and came away with his second win of the season. He gave up just five hits in that outing and walked one batter while striking out six. In 53 innings of work, Martinez has struck out 46 hitters and has only given up two home runs.
Switch-hitting second baseman Neil Walker has one hit in three at-bats versus Martinez and is the only player on the Pirates who has hit a home run off of him. Pedro Alvarez is 0-for-4 against the young right-hander with two strikeouts.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-43-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 35-48-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
07/06/14 P Gerrit Cole Side probable next start
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)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 60-day DL (4/17)
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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