*10* MLB TOTAL OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ INCREDIBLE 17-2 Overall L5 Days!
St. Louis vs. Oakland,
08/04/2019 16:07 EDT,
Score: 2 - 4
Total: -105/+9 Under
10* Under Cardinals/A's (4:07 ET): Though being contested at an American League Park, which means both teams get to use a DH, I see Sunday's game between the Cardinals and A's staying Under the total. Oakland is now 3-0 vs. St. Louis this year after an emphatic 8-3 win last night. That loss hurt the Cards more than usual as it dropped them out of first place in the NL Central. Oakland is also fighting for a playoff spot over in the American League, though they're likely confined to a Wild Card opportunity as they now trail Houston by 8.5 games. If the regular season ended today, the Athletics would be one of the AL's two WC teams. Take the Under.
St. Louis was shutout for the first five innings yday. What's interesting about that is they'd been shutout Wednesday by the Cubs (2-0) before posting a shutout of their own (8-0) on Thursday. So for awhile there, it appeared as if we might be headed for a third straight shutout involving the Cards. They managed to score three times in the final four innings though, but still there's been only one time in the last six games that they've scored more than three runs total. Oakland typically does a good job at limiting its opponents from scoring here at home where it allows only 3.9 runs per game.
On paper, it would appear as if both of today's starting pitchers are struggling lately. But in the case of Adam Wainwright, it was just one bad outing in Cincinnati. He's allowed 3 ER or less in seven of his eight starts since the start of June otherwise. Last time out, he held the Cubs to just one run. Three previous starts vs. Oakland have resulted in a 1.14 ERA for Wainwright. Tanner Roark will be making his A's debut here, but he's no stranger to facing St. Louis as he comes over from Cincinnati. Roark has started twice against the Cardinals in 2019 and he's allowed just three runs in 10 1/3 IP. 10* Under Cardinals/A's