AAA's VERY EARLY SITUATIONAL PITCHING MISMATCH!
St. Louis vs. Cincinnati,
08/06/2015 12:35 EDT,
Score: 3 - 0
Money Line: -153 St. Louis
This is an 8* SITUATIONAL PITCHING MISMATCH on the St. Louis Cardinals.
The sheer talent discrepancy on the mound absolutely justifies in laying this larger price in our opinion. The visitors hand the ball to Michael Wacha (12-4, 3.09 ERA) who is coming off a superb outing in which he threw seven scoreless vs. the Rockies on Friday, giving up four hits, just one walk while striking out seven in the process. Wacha and the Cards have to be liking their chances in this matchup as he's 7-2 with a very respectable 3.57 ERA on the road this season and 4-2 with a tiny 2.37 ERA in all "day" games. The home side counters with confirmed "gas can" Michael Lorenzen (3-6, 4.80 ERA) who is coming off an outing to forget in which he was shelled for five runs off six hits over 5 2/3's innings vs. the Pirates on Friday, finishing with a deplorable 0-4, 8.61 ERA record in the month of July (also note that "home field advantage" has been anything but for the Reds rookie as he's just 1-3 with a ballooned 4.88 ERA in Cincinnati). For the most part MLB handicapping comes down to the starting pitching and in this case, you won't find a bigger mismatch on Wednesday, lay the price with confidence on the CARDINALS.