St Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Chase Field in Phoenix
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Big right-hander Lance Lynn (15-10), who is 1-2 with a 2.45 ERA in five starts this month, will be on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night when they go up against Wade Miley (8-12) and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Last Sunday, Lance Lynn gave up three runs in six innings to the Cincinnati Reds and ended up taking the loss. He allowed four base hits in that outing and struck out nine batters while walking two. Lynn has been able to strike out 176 batters in 197.2 innings this season and he has a solid 2.73 ERA.
Diamondbacks catcher Jordan Pacheco has two hits in five at-bats against Lynn with a double and two RBI. Outfielder A.J. Pollock is just 1-for-9 against him in his career with no walks and three strikeouts.
Wade Miley had his worst start of the month his last time on the mound when he was beaten by the Colorado Rockies on the road. He gave up six runs in 4.1 innings of work that day while walking four batters and striking out four. Miley now has a 4.35 ERA and he has given up 201 hits in 196.1 innings this season.
Cardinals second baseman Mark Ellis has 10 hits in 24 at-bats against Miley in his career with a double and four solo home runs. Third baseman Matt Carpenter is 4-for-8 against Miley with two doubles and two RBI.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis Cardinals are 72-81-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St. Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 73-79-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
09/19/14 P Shelby Miller Ankle is upgraded to probable for next start
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)
09/25/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder "?" Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
09/24/14 2B Aaron Hill Finger out indefinitely
09/05/14 P Brad Ziegler Knee out for season
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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