Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals first game of a short series. The Cardinals look for more victories to increase the chances of reaching the playoffs. But that is very unlikely. On the road the Cards have not been able to win practically anything in the last games. Royals at home have negative numbers. The home team had a regular season similar to that of the Tigers in the same division.
Kansas City Royals: We don’t know what to do.
The Royals did not have a good regular season. The team has a 43-76 record in the Central Division of the American League. The same division where the worst team of the season plays, the Tigers. In the last 10 games at home the record is 4-6. In the last series the Royals were swept 0-3 by the Blue Jays.
At home the Royals are scoring an average of 4.47 runs per game, 2.83 walks, 7.57 strike outs, 8.66 hits, 0.83 home runs, 14.12 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.45 runs, 3.53 walks, 7.66 strike outs, 9.66 hits, 1.16 home runs, 16.03 left on base.
Glenn Sparkman will be on the mount for the first game in this series. 3-7 in 14 games as starter this season. 5.71 ERA, 93.0 pitched innings, 111 hits, 62 runs, 21 home runs, 1484 WHIP. The last game at home was a 1-9 defeat against the Indians.
St. Louis Cardinals: Looking for a way out.
The Cardinals want to get out of the losing streak they currently have on the road. Five games without winning. The last two series on the road the Cardinals lost miserably against Dodgers 3-0, Athletics 2-0. 4-6 in the last 10 games on the road. The Cards are behind the Nats fighting for the Wild Card.
On the road the Cardinals are scoring an average of 4.42 runs per game, 3.17 walks, 9.43 strike outs, 8.25 hits, 1.47 home runs, 13.71 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.95 runs per game, 3.71 walks, 8.74 strike outs, 8.44 hits, 1.29 home runs, 14.02 left on base.
Jack Flaherty will be looking for a victory. Third year as a professional with the Cardinals. 5-6 in 23 games as starter. 128.1 pitched innings, 3.72 ERA, 104 hits, 54 runs, 21 home runs, 150 strike outs. 1130 WHIP. The last game on the road was a 1-2 defeat against the Dodgers.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals 08/13/2019 is: take the St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (Runline).
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