New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals
The New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Thursday at Citi Field as they closeout the series with their aces on the mound. The Mets are -115 favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under run total set at 6.5.
The New York Mets haven’t had a lot to cheer about this season but they dominated the Cardinals on Wednesday to even the series at a game each. David Wright, Lucas Duda, and Marlon Byrd all hit home runs as the Mets scored five runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Dillon Gee was outstanding as he allowed six hits and a run while striking out seven over 6.2 innings to get the win and go to 5-6 on the year. For Thursday’s game the Mets start Matt Harvey who has eight no decisions in his last nine starts. For the season Harvey has allowed 63 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 95 over 90 innings for a 5-0 record and a 2.10 ERA.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost a game on their chasers in the NL Central as they lost and the Reds and Pirates both won. Yadier Molina had three hits and Carlos Beltran, Allen Craig, and Jon Jay all had hits as the Cardinals scored one run on six hits. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller allowed five hits and four runs while striking out 10 over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 7-4 on the season. For Thursday’s game the Cardinals start Adam Wainwright who has won his last four starts. For the season Wainwright has allowed 91 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 91 over 96 innings for a 9-3 record ad a 2.34 ERA.
New York is 23-46 in their last 69 home games, 16-36 in their last 52 games as an underdog, and 1-4 in Harvey’s last five starts on five days rest. St. Louis is 22-8 in their last 30 home games, 39-19 in their last 58 games overall, and 20-7 in Wainwright’s last 27 starts. St. Louis has lost the last four times Wainwright has started against the Mets.
This one looks like a pitcher’s duel but with the line aggressively low the play here is the over.