St Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds 9/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/10/2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati
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Thursday afternoon, Lance Lynn (15 – 8, 2.80 ERA) gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals as they face Johnny Cueto (17 - 8, 2.23 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds. Lynn makes his 30th start as Cueto makes his 31st.
Lance Lynn had a decent performance his last time out and it earned him the victory. In the win, Lynn surrendered 3 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 4 and struck out 6. Lynn has been on a tear in recent weeks and will bring a 5 -2 record in his last 10 starts to this start. Last season, Lynn posted a record of 15 – 10 with a 3.97 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Lynn was 3 -1 with a 3.38 ERA in 5 starts against the Reds. So far this season, Lynn is a perfect 3 -0 in 3 starts against Cincinnati.
Johnny Cueto continued his winning ways by notching his 2nd straight win in his last start. Cueto got the victory after holding his opponents to a run and 6 hits in 7 innings. He struck out 8 and walked 2. In recent weeks, Cueto has been one of baseball’s better pitchers. In his last 10 starts, he is 7 – 2. Last season, Cueto was 5 – 2 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 starts.
In 2013, Cueto didn’t face the Cardinals but he has started 2 games against St. Louis this season. He is 0 - 2 in those encounters.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 68-71-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 65-74-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
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)
09/10/14 P Dylan Axelrod Oblique out indefinitely
08/18/14 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (8/8), out for season
08/17/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 60-day DL (7/1)
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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