San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals, the first two games of the series went to Cards 1-2 and 5-9, now the home team is looking to win the last two games to tie the series and prevent the Cards from winning at home. The Padres have had serious problems in the season, have only won 2 series at home of 13 who have played in the regular season.
St. Louis Cardinals: The season is on track.
The Cardinals have always been a dangerous team for any team named as strong and with an aggressive offensive and defensive, the strategy of the Cards is one of the best in the MLB. Before winning these first two games against the Padres, the Cards had problems with a losing streak of 4 games, a complete series against the Pirates that they lost on the road.
So far the Cardinals have 10 wins and 7 loses on the road, the best winning streak on the road they have had so far were 6 games, a series of 4 games against the Reds and another pair of games against the Cubs. The Cards are scoring an average of 4.94 runs on the road, 8.24 hits, 1.71 home runs and 3.82 walks. In the regular season the Cards have only had one game with more than 9 innings, the first of the series against the Pirates.
Michael Wacha will be the starting pitcher against the Padres, Wacha has had a good performance so far this season, 4 wins and a single lost game, is one of the best records for him in such a short time. Wacha .800 is pitching for 3.35 ERA, has allowed 36 hits, 16 runs and 3 home runs. Wacha WHIP is 1.434.
San Diego Padres: It’s a disaster to play at home.
The season has been a disaster for the Padres, 14 wins and 26 losses, the effectiveness below 35%, apparently this year the Padres will not be able to go to a post season but recover and start winning games. At home the record is 8 wins and 17 losses, losing at home has become routine.
The Padres at home are allowing up to 5.28 runs, 3.96 walks, 9.68 hits, 1.12 home runs and from the mound the Padres pitchers only achieve an average of 8.72 strike outs. So far the Padres have won a single series at home against the Giants. Tyson Ross pitching against the Cards is with 2 wins and 3 losses, his best year was in 2014.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals on 12/5/2018 is: Take the OVER 7.5 (game total)
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