St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 15, 2019, 7:20 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +120 / Atlanta Braves -140 — Over/Under: 9
The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves meet Wednesday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Cardinals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 51 hits and 19 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina have combined for 88 hits and 53 RBI. Michael Wacha gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 5.35 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 0-2 with a 4.12 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 48 hits and 23 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Nick Markakis have combined for 90 hits and 43 RBI. Mike Soroka gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 1.21 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Soroka’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 15-7 in their last 22 vs. National League East, 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 4-1 in Wachas last 5 starts. The Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League Central, 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 6-2 in Sorokas last 8 starts. The Cardinals are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Sorokas last 5 starts overall. The over is 32-15-4 in Wachas last 51 road starts.
The Cardinals have had some success with Wacha on the mound this season, but he’s walked 22 batters in 37 innings and has given up eight runs in his last 10.2 innings. Soroka has been rock solid for the Braves through 29.2 innings, giving up just 20 hits and four earned runs and a .183 allowed batting average. The Braves have the pitching edge in this contest, and it’s only a matter of time before the Braves lineup comes to life. The Atlanta Braves should be able to get the job done in this contest.