St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees
The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees face off on Monday on game one of their series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals are -175 favorites over the Yankees with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to chase the Brewers in the NL Central and the margin is shrinking every week. The Cardinals are 14-7 at home this season, 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .256 with Yadier Molina hitting .330, Matt Adams hitting .317, and Matt Carpenter hitting .275. As a team the Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.27 with starters at 2.97 and the bullpen at 3.92. For game one against the Yankees the Cards start Michael Wacha who has two no decisions in his last three starts. For the season Wacha has allowed 52 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 66 over 60.1 innings for a 3-3 record and a 2.54 ERA.
The New York Yankees are in second place in the AL East as they are chasing the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees are 15-12 on the road, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two. As a team the Yankees are hitting .258 with Yangervis Solarte hitting .306, Brett Gardener hitting .289, and Derek Jeter hitting .275. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 3.92 with the starters at 3.92 and the bullpen at 3.92. For game one at St. Louis the Yankees start Chase Whitley who doesn’t have a decision in his two starts. For the season Whitley has allowed eight hits and a run while striking out seven over 9.0 innings for a 1.00 ERA.
St. Louis is 9-2 in their last 11 games, 5-2 as an interleague favorite, and 2-5 in Wacha’s last seven starts. New York is 5-2 in their last seven interleague games, 3-9 against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 as an underdog.
Most signs here point to St. Louis but with the Cards being so popular they play in a few too many night games for my taste s while the Yankees were done in the early afternoon in Chicago, the Cards got home in the early morning from Cincinnati, that stuff wears on a team and at this price it is the Yankees for me.
New York Yankees +165 St. Louis Cardinals