The St Louis Cardinals are in San Diego for a three game series versus the Padres. This has been a fairly even series of late but over the past decade or so the Cardinals have dominated the Padres winning 81 of the last 120 meetings.
Head to Head Trends
Cardinals are 81-39 in the last 120 meetings.
Cardinals are 5-1 in Wainwrights last 6 starts vs. Padres.
San Diego Padres (+118)
The San Diego Padres are 5th in the National League West with a 6-10 record 4 games back of the 1st place LA Dodgers. The Padres are off to a slow start again this season especially with their bats averaging just 3.81 runs per game and those numbers are actually a bit inflated from a series versus the Rockies in Colorado where they scored 32 runs over 3 games. If you take away those few games the Padres are averaging just 2.2 runs per game.
On the hill for the Padres in this one is Andrew Cashner who is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 3 starts this season. Cashner was less then impressive in his first couple starts but he was solid in his last start allowing just 4 hits and 1 run over 6 innings of work.
San Diego Padres Trends
Padres are 5-11 in Cashners last 16 home starts.
Padres are 7-16 in their last 23 overall.
St Louis Cardinals (-128)
The St Louis Cardinals are 2nd in the NL Central with a 8-7 record 3.5 games back of the 1st place Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals are playing some solid ball again this season but that’s no real surprise as they were one of the more consistent teams last season.
Starting for the Cardinals tonight is Adam Wainwright who is 0-2 with a 8.27 ERA through his first 3 starts of the season. Wainwright has been pretty horrible so far this season he actually has more walks then strikeouts so that’s never a good sign.
St Louis Cardinals Trends
Cardinals are 35-17 in Wainwrights last 52 starts.
Cardinals are 45-22 in their last 67 during game 1 of a series.
I’m going with the St Louis Cardinals over the Padres in this one. The Cardinals are the better team overall and even though Wainwright has been not very good so far this season the Padres anemic offense might be just what Wainwright needs to get back on track.
Free Pick: St Louis Cardinals -128