St Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/6/2014
Wednesday, May 7, 7:10 PM on FSMW, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
St Louis Cardinals - Wainwright, A (5-2) vs. Atlanta Braves - Minor, M (0-1)
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Adam Wainwright will try to get back on the winning track when he and the St. Louis Cardinals face Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Adam Wainwright had by far his worst start of the season last Friday when he was beaten by the Chicago Cubs. He was only able to go five innings in that game and gave up a season-high six earned runs on 10 hits while striking out four and walking two. His ERA jumped up nearly a full run to 2.16 in the loss.
Chris Johnson has had more success than any of the current Braves against Wainwright by going 6-for-18 with a triple and an RBI. Dan Uggla has never done well against Wainwright, getting just five hits against him in 25 at-bats.
Mike Minor did well in his first start of the season last Friday, but he ended up taking the loss against the San Francisco Giants despite giving up just two runs. He made it through six innings and made 80 pitches in the outing and gave up seven hits while striking out four. The two runs he gave up were both off of solo home runs.
Minor has held Cardinals' All-Star catcher Yadier Molina to just three hits in 12-at-bats, but one of those hits was a home run. Matt Holliday has done very well against Minor in his career, going 3-for-9 with a double, a homer and four RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 13-17-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.3
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 11-18-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
03/30/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jason Motte Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
05/04/14 SS Andrelton Simmons Personal questionable
05/04/14 P Ervin Santana Thumb expected to miss next scheduled start Tuesday
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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