St Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 10/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/15/2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will be going up against Madison Bumgarner the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night.
Adam Wainwright made his second start of this postseason in Game 1 of the NLCS and took the loss against the Giants. He pitched 4.2 innings in that game and allowed three runs (two earned) on six base hits while walking three batters and striking out two. He is now 0-1 in these playoffs with an 8.00 ERA.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence now has 15 hits in his 56 career at-bats against Wainwright with four doubles, three home runs and five RBI. One player who has struggled against the right-hander in his career is Gregor Blanco, who is just 3-for-23 against him with one walk and two strikeouts.
Madison Bumgarner made his third start of the postseason last Saturday when he beat the Giants in Game 1 of this series. He pitched 7.2 scoreless innings in that game and gave up just four hits while striking out seven batters and walking just one.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has not done well against Bumgarner in his career, going 3-for-21 in their matchups with no extra-base hits and five strikeouts. After going 2-for-2 against the left-hander in Game 1, Jon Jay is now 8-for-16 against him in his career with three doubles and three RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 76-87-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 79-81-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
10/14/14 C Yadier Molina Oblique doubtful Wednesday 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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