St Louis Cardinals at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/10/2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:10 PM on FSMW, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
St Louis Cardinals - Wacha, M (4-4) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Bedard, E (3-4)
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22-year-old Michael Wacha will get the start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night and will be going up against veteran Erik Bedard and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Michael Wacha pitched pretty well against the Kansas City Royals last Thursday, but he ended up taking his fourth loss of the season. He went six innings in that start and allowed three earned runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out one, which is a season-low for him. Wacha now has a 4-4 record on the year and has only allowed four home runs in 79.1 innings of work.
Veteran outfielder David DeJesus is the only player on the Rays who has gone up against Wacha and he is 0-for-2 against him with a walk.
Last week, left-hander Erik Bedard was able to pick up his third win of the season by pitching six scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners on his home field. He allowed just four hits in that game and walked one while striking out a season-high eight batters. Bedard has done a great job keeping the ball in the ballpark this season, holding hitters to just three home runs in 52.1 innings.
Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig has five hits in his 12 at-bats against Bedard with a double, two home runs and four RBI. Matt Holliday is 9-for-23 against him with two doubles and an RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 28-32-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 32-29-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
06/09/14 LF Matt Holliday Back questionable
05/30/14 1B Matt Adams Calf 15-day DL (5/29)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
05/28/14 C Ryan Hanigan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/27)
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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