I truly respect and admire this St. Louis Cardinals team playing decent ball with a gauntlet of a schedule ahead of them; due to covid-19 related issues. Cardinals management and roster seem to be taking it day by day without any sort of panic. I find that to be noble in today’s sports culture. The Cubs are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now and are once again matched against a tough NL team.
Cardinals are sending RHP Jack Flaherty to the mound. Flaherty bolsters a (2-0) record, a 1.93 ERA and 17 K’s. Cubs are sending their stud to the mound today, RHP Yu Darvish. Darvish has a (6-1) record, a 1.47 ERA and 52 K’s. Darvish is ‘the guy’ for the Cubs. Anticipate Darvish having a good day out of the gate against a Cardinals batting order that cooled off in their last game and had the day off yesterday.
Both teams are set for a double-header tomorrow. Today I feel the Cubs being at home will look to get Game 1 of this series under their belt. I believe fading the Cubs hitting power is dangerous in this spot for the simple fact they are immaculate at getting on base. St. Louis Cardinals have 9 less games played than the Chicago Cubs. Too many unknowns for the Cardinals right now and the Cubs ability to get guys on base have shaped my best bet for this contest. I also don’t bet on double-headers and we have many today, making options a little thinner for baseball.
My wager: Cubs LF – Kyle Schwarber OVER 0.5 hits (-122). Schwarber’s current form hitting has improved. He has had 16 at-bats against Cardinals SP Flaherty prior to tonight. He has hit a home run off of him before as well.
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