St Louis Cardinals VS Cincinnati Reds

MLB Baseball 08:15 PM ET

Tuesday

08/21/2020

NESN, MASN

Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -115

Over/Under: 8.5

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The Cincinnati Reds will take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, August 21, 2020 8:15 P.M, ET. Game 2 of the 4 game series between the National League teams is underway with the Cardinals drawing first blood in this series. The Cardinals won game 1 with a score of 5-4 to, stealing the game. The Cardinals are 8th in the National League with a 7-7 record, and are 2nd in the NL Central Division.

The Cardinals split their last 6 games and scored 16 total runs in their last 3. They now sit on the .500 win percentage after only 14 games this season. The Cardinals were down 4-2 after 8 innings in the ball game but they rallied with 3 runs in the 9th to steal one from the Reds. Yadier Molina led the way with going 3 for 4 with 3 runs batted in the game. Seth Elledge got the win playing 1 inning with 0 earned runs allowed. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 15 hits and 5 RBIs for the season at .333 batting average. The Cardinals are 20th in the league in batting average at .231, while having a decent pitching staff at 8th place with a team earned run average at 4.01. Dakota Hudson will start for the team in the 2nd game.

Cincinnati Reds vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 8/21/2020

The Reds have to feel bad about themselves after letting the win slip away. Mike Moustakas went 1 for 3 with 2 runs batted in, while Freddy Galvis gave the team a solo homer in the 3rd. The bullpen fell apart in the last inning allowing 3 runs to blow the 4-2 lead. Raisel Iglesias got the loss allowing 3 earned runs in just 0.1 innings. Nicholas Castellanos leads the team with 22 hits, 20 RBIs, and 9 home runs this season. The Reds actually have a decent pitching staff at 11th place averaging 4.17 earned run average this season, while their offense is their problem where they place 25th with a .219 BAA. They are now 11th in the National League with a 10-13 record, and are 4th in the NL Central Division. Anthony DeSclafani will take the mound in game 2. He is 1-1 with a 6.23 ERA in 8.1 innings this season.

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals. MLB’s pick for the game will go to the St. Louis Cardinals -115. The Cardinals are doing well despite their bad luck for this season. They played 2 double headers with bad expectations from critics which were proved wrong. The Reds had the perfect opportunity to get the win in game 1, but they gave the match to the Cardinals. Hudson is not the best starter but he has the rest of the team who have the sense of urgency to take wins with their shortened season. DeSclafani allowed 9 runs in 2 innings against the Pirates, who are one of the worst offensive teams this year. The Reds are also 1-5 when playing on the road against the Cardinals. St. Louis Cardinals wins his round ( -115) predicted at 6-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

TV: NESN, MASN

MLB Odds:  St. Louis Cardinals -115

MLB Total: 8.5

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