Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday May 10th, 2015. At 1:35 PM EST.
The (22-7) St.Louis Cardinals of the National League Central Division will be in the “STEEL CITY” for the finale of the three-game weekend series. St.Louis will play the (13-16) Pittsburgh Pirates also of the National League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at PNC Park on the banks of the three Rivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the St.Louis Cardinals organization has a winning formula from top to bottom. Pittsburgh lost a lot of firepower on offense in the offseason. The opening betting line has Pittsburgh as a -115 home favorite; the betting total is 7′ runs for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 St.Louis Cardinals have won nine of ten after beating Pittsburgh on Friday May 8th, 8-5 in the first game of the series. Game two is starts at 7:10 pm est on Saturday May 9th. St.Louis is on top in the Division with a six and a half game lead over the second-place Cubs. Sluggers Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday are the team leaders at the plate. The Cardinals begin a three-game road interleague series in Cleveland on Tuesday May 12th. Carpenter didn’t make the trip to Pittsburgh due to fatigue. St.Louis is 13-3 their last sixteen on Sunday’s. The Cardinals are 45-21 their last sixty-six overall. The St.Louis Cardinals are 9-1 their last ten Baseball Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total four and has a push. The St.Louis Cardinals will send “LEFTY” Tyler Lyons (0-0) with a 6.23 ERA in game three of the series. St.Louis is hitting .273 as a team. The 6’2″ 200 pounder threw 4.1 innings, giving up six hits and four runs in a 7-4 win at the Cubs on May 5th. St.Louis is 12/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Title.
The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates have dropped six of their last seven baseball contests. Pittsburgh is fourth in the NL Central, nine games out of first place. Second Baseman Neil Walker leads the team with a .288 batting average, a .353 on-base percentage, and thirty hits. Left Fielder Starling Marte is the leader in RBI’S and Home Runs. Pirates pitching must improve, the staff allows opponents a .309 on-base percentage. Pittsburgh will hit the road for seven games on May 11th in Philadelphia. Pittsburgh is 6-2 their last eight baseball games on Sunday’s. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-8 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five and has a push. Left Hander Jeff Locke, who is (2-2) with a 4.85 ERA, will be on the hill for the third game. The New Hampshire native pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits and four runs his last start on May 5th a 7-1 home loss to Cincinnati. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 15/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.
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