St Louis Cardinals at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/6/2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12:07 PM on FSMW, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (6-5) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (10-1)
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Saturday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals will give the ball to Shelby Miller as they face the Toronto Blue Jays and Mark Buehrle. Both pitchers will be making their 13th starts of the season.
Shelby Miller picked up his 3rd straight loss in his last outing to drop to 6 – 5 with a 4.06 ERA. In that start, Miller surrendered 4 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings as he walked 1 and struck out 2. Miller seems to be on a steady decline after winning 6 of his first 7 starts. He might not be able to match last season’s 15 – 9 record and 3.06 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Miller didn’t face the Blue Jays and in his career, he has only faced one of Toronto’s hitters. Juan Francisco is 0 for 4 against the young right-hander with 4 strikeouts.
Mark Buehrle got his 3rd straight win in his last start and that boosted his record to 10 – 1 with a 2.10 ERA. In that outing, Buehrle pitched 8 shutout innings and allowed just 6 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Buehrle has had just 2 bad starts this season and they resulted in a no-decision and a loss. His numbers this season will easily surpass 2013’s when he went 12 – 10 with a 4.15 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Buehrle didn’t face the Cardinals and he has only opposed 5 of the current Cardinals in his career. Jhonny Peralta has faced Buehrle 84 times and owns a career .298 average with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 28-28-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 33-26-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
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)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/05/14 1B Edwin Encarnacion Back questionable
05/15/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL (5/11)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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