Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals, first of two games in this short series. The Athletics at home have played well most of the season. Almost forty wins and less than 30 losses. Between July and August, less than 6 losses at home. The home team has not lost a series at home for almost two months. The Cardinals have had no luck on the road this season, but they still have a positive record with a winning streak.
Oakland Athletics: At home we are tough.
Athletics play well at home. The record at home is 35 wins and 23 losses so far. The last series at home was a victory against the Brewers 2-1. In addition, the team won series against Mariners, White Sox, Rays and Orioles. Only two draws in series against Twins and Rangers. 7-3 in the last ten home games so far.
At home the Athletics are scoring an average of 4.76 runs per game, 3.50 walks, 7.14 strike outs, 8.16 hits, 1.55 home runs, 14.07 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.02 runs, 3.22 walks, 8.01 strike outs, 8.19 hits, 0.91 home runs, 14.41 left on base. In the last series at home the Athletics allowed up to nine runs in three games.
Mike Fiers will be the designated pitcher tonight to open the series. 9-3 in 23 games as starter. 3.54 ERA, 134.2 pitched innings, 112 hits, 55 runs, 18 home runs, 87 strike outs, 1136 WHIP. Fiers’ last victory was 6-5 against the Rangers.
St. Louis Cardinals: Keep winning.
The Cardinals have a five-game winning streak on the road so far. The last two series were heavy. Eight games, four against the Reds and four against the Pirates. Both series were victories for the Cards. 10-4 in 14 games between July and the few days of August. The only series they lost in July on the road was against the Giants.
On the road the Cards are scoring an average of 4.70 runs, 3.25 walks, 9.36 strike outs, 8.48 hits, 1.55 home runs, 13.81 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.79 runs per game, 3.60 walks, 8.41 hits, 1.34 home runs, 13.62 left on base.
Dakota Hudson wants to win another game for the winning streak. Hudson won the third game of the last five. So far the season has been positive for him with 10-5 in 21 game as starter. 3.88 ERA, 113.2 pitched innings, 123 hits, 63 runs, 19 home runs, 86 strike outs. 1540 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals 08/03/2019 is: take the UNDER 9.0 (TOTAL).
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