St Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs 7/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/26/2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:20 PM on FSMW, WCIU
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
St Louis Cardinals - Wainwright, A (12-5) vs. Chicago Cubs - Hendricks, K (1-0)
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Sunday afternoon, Adam Wainwright gets the nod for the St. Louis Cardinals as they square off against Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs. It will be the 21st start for Wainwright and the 3rd start for Hendricks.
Adam Wainwright took the loss his last time out and it lowered his record to 12 - 5 with a 2.02 ERA. In the defeat, Wainwright gave up 6 runs and 6 hits in 4.2 innings as he walked 4 and struck out 4. Prior to the loss, Wainwright had only allowed 4 runs in his last 6 starts. He is on pace to come close to his win total from 2013 when he went 19 - 9 with a 2.94 ERA in 34 starts.
Last season, Wainwright was 2 - 1 with a 3.20 ERA in 4 starts against the Cubs. This season he is 1 - 1 in 3 starts against Chicago.
Kyle Hendricks got his first Major League victory in his last outing and it took his record to 1 - 0 with a 2.77 ERA. In the win, Hendricks hurled 7 shutout innings and allowed 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. It was an impressive start for a rookie pitcher in just his 2nd Major League start. Before getting the call to the big leagues, Hendricks was 10 - 5 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts at Triple-A Iowa.
Hendricks has never faced the Cardinals but if he shows St. Louis some of the stuff that he has already displayed, he will have a good shot at picking up another win.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 42-53-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 52-43-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
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 15-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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