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St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The St. Louis Cardinals (14-12) will clash with the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-13) in Game 2 of the NL Central Division three-game series at the PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6:35 PM ET. St. Louis took Game 1 of a series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates to a score of 7-3 on Friday. The Cardinals had issues in getting things going at the plate this season hitting a 0.221 team batting average that ranked 23rd in the majors. St. Louis recorded an average of 4.4 runs scored per match that ranked 12th in most runs gained in the league. St. Louis has the capability of hitting long balls and posted 31 hits this season that is the 4th most in the major league. Catcher Yadier Molina recorded a 0.323 batting average with 14 RBIs. Nolan Arenado posted a batting average of 0.247 with 4 home runs and 13 RBIs.

Cardinals’ ace pitcher Jack Flaherty will be taking the starting role against the Pirates in Game 2 on Saturday. This will be Flaherty’s 6th start of the season with a 3.18 ERA. In his last appearance on the bump, the ace pitcher tossed for 7.0 solid innings while giving away 3 hits and a solo homer with 6 strikeouts in their 5-2 win over Cincinnati.

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St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/1/2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates gave up the first installment of a series against the Cardinals at 3-7 on Friday. The Pirates recorded a team batting average of 0.230 that ranked 18th in the majors. Pittsburgh ended up with an average of 3.92 runs scored that ranked 23rd in the majors in scoring offense. Colin Moran led the Pirates with a 0.286 batting average, 4 home runs, and 17 RBIs this season. 2B Adam Frazier had a nice start this season with a batting average of 0.301 while driving in 10 runs on the year. Frazier took out nine walks with 12 strikeouts. Center Fielder Bryan Reynolds is hitting a 0.287 batting average with 2 homers.

Pittsburgh will send right-hander Trevor Cahill to take on the pitcher’s mound to start against the Cardinals on Saturday. Cahill pitched 19.0 innings with a 7.11 ERA, 22 hits, 16 runs, 15 earned runs, and granted 5 walks in his regular season. During his career from 2009-2021, the righty thrower has a 4.24 ERA in 1,489.2 innings pitched with a total of 761 runs, 1,427 hits, 701 earned runs, and awarded a total of 606 walks.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is St. Louis -135. The Cardinals will deploy their ace thrower to take his post on the bump versus the supposed to be the worst team in the majors this season. Flaherty will have no difficulty in tossing the ball against the Pirates and while Cahill struggles on the pitcher’s mound, St. Louis will have their 2nd win on Saturday. Final score prediction, St. Louis Cardinals will win at 5-4.

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St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET

Location: PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021

TV: BSMW

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -135

MLB Totals: 7

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