San Francisco Giants at St Louis Cardinals 10/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/10/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Busch Stadium in St. Louis
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On Saturday night, Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants will go up against St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the NLCS. The giants were able to beat the Cardinals in four out of their seven meetings this season.
Madison Bumgarner took the loss against the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NLDS last week, but he pitched pretty well in that game. In seven innings of work, he gave up three runs (two earned) and struck out six and walked one. He's now 1-1 this postseason with a very solid 1.12 ERA for the Giants.
Against the Cardinals this year, Bumgarner went 1-1 in two starts with a 3.00 ERA. Outfielder Matt Holliday is just 2-for-16 against him in his career with two walks and five strikeouts, while Jon Jay is 5-for-11 against the right-hander with three doubles and two RBI.
Adam Wainwright pitched in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers and struggled in what ended up being a no decision for him. He went 4.1 innings in that game and gave up six runs on 11 hits while walking one and striking out five.
In two starts against the Giants this season, Wainwright went 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and he gave up 12 hits in 12 innings of work. Outfielder Hunter Pence has faced the right-hander more than any of the other Giants and is 14-for-51 against him with four doubles, two home runs and four RBI.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 77-80-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis Cardinals are 74-86-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St. Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
10/10/14 1B Michael Morse Oblique is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
09/20/14 CF Angel Pagan Back out for season
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
St. Louis Cardinals
10/08/14 P Adam Wainwright Elbow probable Saturday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/26/14 RF Shane Robinson Shoulder 60-day DL (8/25); out for season
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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