St Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers 10/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/2/2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
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Right-hander Adam Wainwright will get the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night when they take on Cy Young favorite Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Adam Wainwright had another fantastic season this year and he was able to cap it off by winning all five of his September starts. In 32 starts this year, the right-hander was 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA and a 1.031 WHIP. He struck out 7.1 batters per nine innings and leads the league with just 0.4 home runs given up per nine innings.
In one start against the Dodgers this year, Wainwright took the loss despite only giving up one run in eight innings of work. Outfielder Andre Ethier has done pretty well against Wainwright in his career, going 9-for-33 against him with three doubles and two home runs.
Clayton Kershaw should end up picking up his third Cy Young award in four years after another terrific season. He led the league in wins (21), ERA (1.77), WHIP (0.587) and strikeouts per nine innings (10.8). It was his best season yet and he capped it off with seven consecutive wins to finish the season.
Kershaw made two starts against the Cardinals this season and was 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in those games. Outfielder Peter Bourjos has been able to get four hits in 11 at-bats against the left-hander with a home run and two RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 73-83-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 83-71-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
10/02/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm off the NLDS roster
09/29/14 LF Matt Holliday Illness probable Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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)
Los Angeles Dodgers
10/01/14 2B Dee Gordon Hip is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
09/13/14 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder out indefinitely
08/07/14 P Josh Beckett Hip 60-day DL (8/4); out for season
08/06/14 P Chris Perez Ankle 15-day DL (8/4)
08/03/14 P Paul Maholm Knee 60-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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