Results: L, -$375Analysis:
This matchup is similar to our play the other day between the
Cardinals and Reds in which played the UNDER and the result was a
1-0 gem between Michael Wacha and Tony Cingrani, a pair of young
and up and coming starters. Another pair of up and coming
starters face off tonight with the Cards' Shelby Miller and the
Pirates' Gerrett Cole coming off of fine debut seasons in 2013.
Cole had a solid 3.23 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 19 starts (117
innings) while Miller made 31 starts (174 innings) and posted a
3.16 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
St Louis was shut out and held to 1 run in its first 2 games
before winning yesterday 7-6. Pittsburgh's bats have also
been held in check, scoring 1, 4 and 2 runs in its first 3
Good pitching generally stops good hitting and that is the
And as I also recommended the other day, a play on the UNDER 3
1/2 for the first 5 innings is also in order -- it should take the
bullpens out of the equation -- although both St Louis and
Pittsburgh have above average pens.
Pick Made: Apr 4 2014 2:58PM PST