Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces for MLB news and notes. MLB Premium Picks are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the 2016 World Series. The (10-8) St.Louis Cardinals of the National League Central Division will be “GRAND CANYON STATE”. For the second of a four-game set. St.Louis plays the (10-10) Arizona Diamondbacks of the NL West in 2016 Major League Baseball action. The teams will play at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Game time is at 9:40 PM EST. On Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the St.Louis Cardinals are no longer the premier team in the National League Central. Arizona is playing second fiddle to the Dodgers and Giants out West. The opening line has the St.Louis Cardinals as a +120 Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total are 9 for Tuesday’s game.
The 2016 St.Louis Cardinals are second in the Division, three and a half games behind the Chicago Cubs.
The “RED BIRDS” are 5-4 away from the “SHOW ME STATE” through the first month of the season.
Game one is on Monday, April 25th. St.Louis will return home to close out the month, hosting Washington on Friday, April 29th.
Cather Yadier Molina is tops at the plate with a .338 batting average with a .411 on-base percentage. Third Baseman Matt Carpenter has a team-high 13 RBI’S. Starting Pitcher Jaime Garcia leads the rotation with twenty-six strikeouts. Relief Pitcher Trevor Rosenthal has five saves under his belt.
The St.Louis Cardinals will have Right Hander Carlos Martinez, who is 3-0 with a (2.70) era on the pitchers mound. The 6’0″ 190 pound Puerto Plata threw seven innings, giving up three hits and a run in a 5-3 home victory over the Cubs on April 20th.
The St.Louis Cardinals are listed at +1,600 to win the 2016 World Series Title.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are currently in the place in the National League West.
Arizona dropped two of three to Pittsburgh over the weekend. The Diamondbacks are only 3-7 in front of their home crowd so far this season. Arizona will host the Colorado to end the month starting on Friday, April 29th.
First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the team at the plate with fifteen RBI’S and a .442 on-base percentage. Second Baseman Jean Segura has a .329 batting average with twenty-eight hits to lead the team. Starting Pitcher Robbie Ray has a 3.38 ERA and twenty-two strikeouts.
Notable Injuries: Center Fielder A.J. Pollock is out indefinitely with a sore elbow. Arizona has lost eight in a row to St.Louis dating back to the 2014 season. Arizona will send Shelby Miller. Who is (0-1) with an 8.59 ERA to the hill. The Houston, Texas product went two innings, giving up a hit and two runs his last outing a 6-2 no-decision victory at San Francisco on April 21st.
Bovada.Lv lists the Arizona Diamondbacks at +1,600 to win the 2016 National League Pennant.
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