San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals, first game of the series. The Padres at home have hardly a negative record this season. This is the first series against the Cardinals this season. June has been an irregular month for the Padres this season. Few victories and many defeats. The Cardinals come from losing the last series on the road this month, plus June has been a negative month for them as well.
San Diego Padres: We want to raise the record.
The Padres have a positive record at home for just one victory. 21 wins and 20 losses this season. In the last home win, the Padres swept the Brewers 3-0 in a successful home series. Before that series they tied 2-2 against the Nationals. The month has been a bit lazy for the Padres, 6-6 in the last games of June. The last game of the series against the Brewers the team won the game by a single run with defensive problems.
At home the Padres are scoring an average of 3.73 runs per game, 2.75 walks, 7.24 hits, 1.30 home runs, 12.10 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.10 runs per game, 2.35 walks, 8.65 strike outs, 7.88 hits, 1.30 home runs, 11.97 left on base. Against the Brewers the team allowed only 8 runs in the three games of the series.
Eric Lauer will open the first game of the series. This season is the second as a professional for Lauer, but so far is a negative season for a loss. 5-7 in 15 games as a starter, 4.32 ERA, 81.10 pitched innings, 84 hits, 43 runs, 9 home runs, 63 strike outs, 1,316 WHIP. The last game at Lauer’s house was against the Nationals, a 1-4 defeat.
St. Louis Cardinals: We are not effective on the road.
The Cardinals have had a lot of problems on the road this season. The record is negative with 15 wins and 22 losses. Prior to this series against the Padres, the team tied a series against the Mets 2-2 on the road. The last winning series was before playing against the Mets, a 2-1 victory against the Marlins. But in June the numbers are negative, 6-4 in ten games on the road this month. The problems are obviously defensive.
On the road the Cardinals are scoring an average of 4.46 runs per game, 3.53 walks, 8.24 hits, 1.44 home runs, 14.14 left on base. The defense is a failure allowing up to 5.05 runs per game, 3.75 walks, 8.58 strike outs, 8.22 hits, 1.31 home runs, 8.22 hits, 13.25 left on base. Against the Mets the team allowed up to 20 runs in all four games against them.
Michael Wacha will be on the mount tonight. Positive season for the 5-3 in 12 games as a starter. Seven years with the Cardinals. 5.59 ERA, 66 pitched innings, 74 hits, 45 runs, 14 home runs, 60 strike outs, 1,667 WHIP. Wacha’s last victory was 4-1 against the Marlins on the road.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals 06/28/2019 is: take the Under 9.0 (Totals).
Enjoy today’s free pick and (hopefully) another winner! Please note that the prediction you see above is my own personal opinion only. It is not a prediction from The Whale or any of the professional handicappers from Whale Sports. If you are looking to get today’s premium picks from The Sports Betting Whale himself who has won tens of millions of dollars from betting on sports, or from any of the professional handicappers from Whale Sports, all you have to do is click here to lock in your VIP access to The Whale Picks.
Or: Text “VIP” to: +1 702-462-1135