St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals MLB Pick – August 14th

Last night damage. After a blazing hot month of July where we won more than 70% of our selections, August was a struggle. And that was personified by what occurred last night at the match between the Red Sox and Indians. I made a play about the Indians at home and has been looking to fade Chris Sale, that while being very good occasionally, has been super inconsistent all season long.
And Sale did battle as he gave up five runs, all earned, in six and two-thirds of an inning pitched. Simple match, right? You gamble against Sale, he sucked, we acquire our bet, correct? Not too fast. In one of the more inexplicable moves I have seen all year, Frankie Lindor made a decision to run the Indians out of a come from behind victory last night at the bottom of the ninth.
Just seconds after Lindor blasted a game-tying dual to center field, he removed attempting to steal third base for no clear reason. He had been caught stealing and murdered the Indians rally. There was just one out once Lindor attempted to take third base, and the Indians had the center of their order up with their number four and five hitters coming into the plate. It just didn’t make any sense whatsoever as he was already in scoring position along with his elite rate, he had been scoring on pretty much every base hit.
Even the Red Sox Use the gaff and also took the lead on a Jackie Bradley Jr solo shot home run at the surface of the tenth inning. Eventually, the Indians got the leadoff man on at the base of the framework, but he failed to come around to score, and then we dropped our bet. It was a frustrating way to shed, to say the least. For today’s selection, we’ll head to Kansas City where the Royals host the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals are at Kansas City Wednesday for game two of a quick two-game set, searching for the sweep. The Cards took game one final night since these feeble Royals bats were fully shut down by the St. Louis pitching team. Jack Flaherty tossed seven shutout innings, and Andrew Miller and Carlos Martinez finished off the shutout and the Cards won the match 2-0.
The triumph was a huge one for the Cardinals as they’re now just 1 game back from the Chicago Cubs for first place at the National League Central division title race, with the Milwaukee Brewers lurking only a game and a half back in third place. The Cardinals have won four consecutive games after crossing the Pittsburgh Pirates in their final show, they’ll seem to make it two straight sweeps tonight and they can ill afford to let a gentle matchup like this 1 pass them by.
For the Royals, they are slogging through the entire year among the worst teams in the sport. Their 43-77 listing is much better than just the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers. They’re just 3-7 in the month of August, which is based on the heels of these losing six out of the last seven matches to shut out July. Winning just has not been a large part of the equation this year for a rebuilding Royals team.
Starting tonight for the Cardinals is Dakota Hudson (10-6 4.01 ERA), also for the Royals, it is Brad Keller (7-12 4.09 ERA). The match complete over-under is put at two and a half of runs. The Cardinals have been -129 road favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 5:15 PM PST in Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Dakota Hudson has been a pleasant surprise for the Cardinals this season. The second-year player had never made a significant league beginning before this year however, has since really done a serviceable job in that role this season. He’s racked up double-digit wins, and his ERA of 4.01 is strong for such a youthful arm. One thing that Hudson has done remarkably well as of late is giving his staff a chance to win games.
The Cardinals have won thirty from the last fifteen starts. And that trend has been largely true all year long since they are 16-8 about the year if Hudson takes the mound. He is scarcely spectacular on the mound, but that he almost always gives a good effort. He’s allowed three runs or fewer in every one of the twenty-four starts this season. Allowing more than three runs in a beginning just 1 time as April. I expect great things from Hudson tonight contrary to this particular Royals group that is close to the bottom of almost every offensive category.
Brad Keller is probably better than his stats would lead one to trust. His twelve losses would be the second-most from the significant leagues, behind only Aaron Sanchez, but in reality, he hasn’t been all that bad. In Julyhe posted solid results since he went 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA in five starts. But that success has dropped off recently as he has allowed eleven earned runs in his past 3 starts, and the Royals have lost every single game. Unlike Hudson, that always seems to find a way to win, the Royals have lost sixteen days when Keller has begun this year.
That is a much better number than it might seem on paper. Hudson has a much better album than his outcomes aid, although Keller’s album demonstrates he was awful when actually, he has only been ordinary. That having been said, this is still a mismatch on paper. The Cardinals are the significantly better team. When you have one team that’s twenty matches before another group, and you can back them anywhere near even money, you want to pounce on it.
But the Cardinals haven’t been good on the road this season, they are a really underwhelming 28-32 away from St. Louis, but they did not get to play with lots of those games from a team as poor as these Royals are at this time. And it’s not just like the Royals are several world-beaters in the home, they’re thirteen games under .500 in Kaufman Stadium this season. So, I’ll lay just a small wood and back the better team. Give me the St. Louis Cardinals in -129 tonight in game two from Kansas City!

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