The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets meet Tuesday in MLB action at Citi Field. The Cardinals look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Mets need a win after losing five of their last eight games.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Cardinals have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 153 hits and 84 RBI while Tommy Edman and Nolan Arenado have combined for 285 hits and 145 RBI. Jake Woodford gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.28 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Woodford’s second career game against the Mets.
The New York Mets have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Mets have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 130 hits and 85 RBI while Dominic Smith and Jonathan Villar have combined for 206 hits and 95 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 9-12 with a 2.87 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 11-5 in their last 16 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Mets are 9-4 in their last 13 games as a favorite and 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 road games. The over is 4-0 in Mets last 4 home games. The Cardinals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
Woodford has allowed just five hits and one run in his last 9.1 innings. The issue with Woodford is he doesn’t go deep into games and the Cardinals have lost 11 of the last 13 games he’s pitched. Stroman has allowed 10 hits and four runs in his last 11.1 innings. Stroman is also a big game pitcher and the Mets need a win here in the worst way. I’ll back the Mets behind the flashy Stroman who likes the bright lights.
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