St Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets 5-18-22

St Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The St. Louis Cardinals (20-16) will be running through bases against the New York Mets (24-14) in Game 3 of 4 of the NL Inter-Division series at Citi Field Queens on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 7:10 PM ET.

 

St. Louis ended up splitting the first two installments of a four-game series versus the Mets after a 4-3 victory in their recent match on Tuesday.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals are in 2nd place at 20-16 in the National League East Division with a .556 team percentage and 2.5 games behind first-place after accumulating 162 runs while wasting 126 for a +36 run difference on the year.

 

3B Brendan Donovan led the offense of the Cardinals with two runs scored on one hit and took two free bases. SP Steven Matz lasted for 5.0 innings after yielding 3 hits and 2 earned runs but wrung up 7 New York hitters in the win.    

 

The batting leaders for St. Louis are 1B Paul Goldschmidt with a batting average at .312 and a team-high 39 hits while 3B Nolan Arenado gives spark to the Cardinals offense after knocking eight balls outside the park with a team-leading 29 runs batted in this season.

 

Right-handed Jordan Hicks will be starting for St. Louis versus the NY Mets in the 3rd installment of a series on Wednesday. The righty thrower holds a 1-3 record with 4.15 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 21 strikeouts while he conceded 13 hits, 2 home runs, and 12 walks in pitching for 21.2 innings in his major league career.

 

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St Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Predictions 5/18/2022

 

The New York Mets won the opener of a series facing the Padres at 3-1 but failed to continue their success after losing the next round at 3-4 on Tuesday.

 

The NY Mets stayed on top at 24-14 in the National League East Division with a team percentage at .632 after tallying 166 runs while giving away 130 for a run difference of +36 over the course of the season.

 

In their recent loss, LF/RF Mark Canha took the lead with one run on one hit and a walk while hitting one RBI for the Mets. Starter Taijuan Walker finished 5.0 innings of work after relinquishing 7 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 BB’s while striking out 4 hitters of St. Louis in the loss.     

 

DH Pete Alonzo provides power in New York’s offense with his team-leading 8 home runs and 29 RBIs while batting .262 on the year and 2B Jeff McNeil owned an OBP at .373 while slugging .430 and averages .314 at the plate in leading the Mets.

 

The New York team will be sending right-hander Max Scherzer to the pitcher’s mound to start against the St. Louis Cardinals’ sluggers on Wednesday night.

 

This season, the right-handed starter marked a 4-1 record with a team ERA of 2.66 and a WHIP at 0.91 while fanning out 55 batters in 44.0 innings of work. He relinquished 29 hits, 5 long balls, and 11 bases on balls in his pro baseball career.   

  

St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York -204. The Mets got better recently with a home-field advantage and crowd support at their back.

 

New York will also have a solid starter in Max Scherzer who led his team in four victories with a 2.66 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP in his belt. Prediction: The New York Mets will win at 8-3.    

 

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St Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY

 

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

 

TV: MLBN, SportsNet New York

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Mets -204         

             

MLB Totals: 7   

 

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