St Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 10/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/14/2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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St. Louis Cardinals starter Shelby Miller will try to pick up his first postseason win when he faces Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
In Game 4 of the NLDS, Shelby Miller went 5.2 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road and ended up with a no decision. He gave up two runs on five base hits in that game while walking three batters and striking out four.
This will be the first time all season that Miller will get a chance to face the Giants' offense. First baseman Brandon Belt is hitless in seven career at-bats against Miller with one walk and three strikeouts. Outfielder Hunter Pence is 2-for-7 against him with a solo home run and a strikeout.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched well in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals and finished with a no decision. He went 5.2 innings in that game and allowed just one run while walking two batters and striking out four.
Vogelsong made two starts against the Cardinals this season and went 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA. One hitter on the Cardinals who has done well against Vogelsong is third baseman Matt Carpenter, who is 5-for-12 against him in his career with a triple and an RBI. Catcher Yadier Molina is just 4-for-25 against the right-hander with two walks and a strikeout.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 75-87-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 78-81-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
10/13/14 C Yadier Molina Oblique is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
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)
San Francisco Giants
09/20/14 CF Angel Pagan Back out for season
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
Tony's Pick: Take San Francisco
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