San Diego Padres at St Louis Cardinals 8/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/16/2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Busch Stadium in St. Louis
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On Sunday afternoon, rookie right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3) will try to build off of the momentum from his last start when he and the San Diego Padres face Adam Wainwright (14-7) and the St. Louis Cardinals.
This past Tuesday, Odrisamer Despaigne was able to pitch seven scoreless innings against the Colorado Rockies and picked up the win. He gave up just five hits in that outing and walked two batters while striking out a season-high eight. Through nine starts this year, he has a 2.72 ERA for the Padres and has only given up three home runs in 56.1 innings.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was 1-for-3 against Despaigne the first time he faced him with two RBI. Oscar Taveras went 1-for-3 against him in that game with a home run and two RBI.
Last Tuesday, Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings against the Miami Marlins on the road and ended up taking the loss. He allowed three runs on seven hits in that game while walking one and striking out four. He still has a very solid 14-7 record on tn year and has only given up 133 hits in 169 innings.
Padres infielder Will Venable has just four hits in his 21 at-bats against Wainwright in his career with two walks and four strikeouts. None of the Padres have been able to hit a home run off of Wainwright yet.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 42-73-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.1
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 52-62-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
08/14/14 1B Yonder Alonso Forearm 15-day DL (8/13)
08/12/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (8/10)
07/28/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (7/27)
07/23/14 CF Cameron Maybin Suspension has been suspended for 25 games
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
St Louis Cardinals
08/08/14 P Jason Motte Back 15-day DL (8/1)
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 60-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Tony's Pick: Take St Louis
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