Pittsburgh Pirates VS St Louis Cardinals

MLB Baseball 04:05 PM ET

Tuesday

09/18/2020

ATPT, FSMW

Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -170

Over/Under: 7

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game 1 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game 1 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game 1 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 4:05 P.M, ET. This is game 2 of a 5-game National League series and game 1 of today’s doubleheader game. The Pirates take the lead in the series after picking a 5-1 win in the 1st game. Pittsburgh is dead last in the National League with a 15- 34 record and is 5th in the NL Central Division.

The Pirates offensive was awakened in this game as they cruised past the Cardinals to outhit them 9-2. Their long 8-game skid was finally ended with their efforts in game 1. They were led by Gregory Polanco on offense with 2 hits and 3 RBIs including a 3 run home run in the 4th while Kevin Newman chipped in 2 hits in their win. Steven Brault got the win after a stellar performance allowing only 1 earned run in 9 total innings. Josh Bell leads the team this season with 40 hits and 19 RBIs while Colin Moran adds 8 home runs. The Pirates are one of the weakest offensive teams this season with a team BAA of .218 in 28th place while making only 178 total runs this season. Their pitching staff also belongs to the bottom half of the league in 23rd place with a team ERA of 5.10. Trevor Williams will be their starter in game 1 of the day. He has a record of 1-7 with a 6.35 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season.

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game 1 Predictions 9/18/2020

The Cardinals have back-to-back losses after their weak offense in game 1. The squad is 2-3 in their last 5 games and made 5 total runs in their last 3 matches. St. Louis only made 2 hits in the last game made by Kolten Wong and Tommy Edman where Edman had an RBI in the 3rd to give the Cardinals their only point in the game. Austin Gomber got the loss after allowing 4 earned runs in 1.2 innings. Paul Goldschmidt is their best player this season with 45 hits on a .302 BAA while Brad Miller has a team-high of 24 RBIs and 7 homers. The Cardinals have a team ERA of 4.05 which ranks 10th in the league while their offense is in the lower half of the league at 20th place with a team BAA of .242 with 193 total runs made. The Cardinals are now 9th in the National League with a 22-24 record and are 3rd in the NL Central Division. Carlos Martinez will get the ball in game 2 of the series. He is recording 0-2 with a 10.32 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates. MLB’s pick for the 1st game of the day is the St. Louis Cardinals -170. Both starters are putting up bad numbers with Martinez still not 100% after his return from the injured list. Williams allowed 14 earned runs in 15 innings. The pitching will be weak in the start with both starters struggling and the Cardinals will make the most of it since they are the better offensive team. St. Louis is 10-2 in their last 12 games on the road against the Pirates. St. Louis will control this match predicted at 5-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:05 P.M ET

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

TV: ATPT, FSMW

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -170

MLB Total: 7

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