St Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/9/2014
Saturday, May 10, 7:05 PM on FSMW, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
St Louis Cardinals - Lynn, L (4-1) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Volquez, E (1-3)
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Saturday night, Lance Lynn gets the start for the St. Louis Cardinals as they face Edinson Volquez and the Pirates. Lynn makes his 8th start as Volquez makes his 7th start and 8th appearance.
Lance Lynn pitched to a second straight no decision in his last start that left his record at 4 – 1 with an ERA of 3.51. In his last outing, Lynn allowed 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Lynn’s impressive start to the season should allow him to improve on last season’s 15 – 10 record and 3.97 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Lynn was 2 - 1 with a 5.60 ERA in 5 starts against the Pirates. In his career, Lynn has pitched well against the Pirates but Neil Walker could pose an interesting matchup. Walker is 5 of 19 with a homer and 5 RBIs against the big right-hander.
Edinson Volquez took his third straight loss in his last start and fell to a 1- 3 record with an ERA of 4.19. In that start, Volquez went 5 innings and allowed 6 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) while walking 3 and striking out 3. Last season, Volquez was 9 – 12 with an ERA of 5.71 in 32 starts and 1 relief appearance with the Dodgers and Padres.
In 2013, Volquez was 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA in 2 starts against the Cardinals. This season, he is 0-1 in 2 starts against the Cardinals.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 14-19-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 15-16-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.4
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 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
04/26/14 P Jason Grilli Oblique 15-day DL (4/21)
04/26/14 C Russell Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
04/23/14 P Wandy Rodriguez Knee 15-day DL (4/21)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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