New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals 8-5-22

New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The New York Yankees (70-36) will meet the St. Louis Cardinals (57-48) in the series opener of the MLB Inter-League three-game battle at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 8:15 PM ET.

 

New York took the lead at 70-36 in the American League East Division with a .660 team percentage after acquiring a total of 567 runs while allowing 361 for a +206 run difference throughout the year.

 

The Yankees will try to snap a two-game losing streak versus the Mariners in coming to this match-up facing the Cardinals on Friday evening.

 

In their recent loss, Catcher Kyle Higashioka scored one run on two hits with two RBIs in leading the offense for New York while starter Gerrit Cole had difficulty in controlling the ball after conceding 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and a walk but struck out 8 Seattle hitters in pitching for 6.0 frames in the match.

 

RF Aaron Judge led the Bronx Bombers’ batting unit with a total of 43 dingers and a team-high 93 RBIs while averaging .298 at the plate this year.

 

The right fielder also intensified the offense for the Yanks with a team-leading on-base percentage of .386 while slugging .676 throughout the campaign.

 

The NY Yankees will be appointing southpaw Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 111 Ks) to start the series opener against St. Louis on Friday night. The left-handed thrower has given away 85 hits, 24 free bases, and 13 home runs after finishing 106.2 innings in his pro baseball career this year.

 

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New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 8/5/2022

 

The St. Louis Cardinals tied with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1st place at 57-48 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .543 after earning 488 runs while yielding 409 for a run difference of +79 over the course of the campaign.

 

The Cardinals come into this match-up facing the Yankees on Friday after beating the Cubs in a three-game series by a sweep. 2B Tommy Edman nailed one run on three hits with two RBIs in leading the victory for St. Louis in the closing game on Thursday.

 

Starter José Quintana controlled the ball after allowing just one hit, one earned run, and two BBs while striking out 7 Chicago hitters after finishing 6.0 innings in the victory.

 

First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt knocked 26 balls while driving a team-high 82 RBIs and averages .332 at the plate in augmenting the offense for the Cardinals. Goldschmidt also marked a team-leading on-base percentage of .413 and slugging .614 for the year.

 

The St. Louis ball club will counter with righty Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 54 Ks) to start game 1 of a series versus the NY Yanks on Friday evening.

 

Hudson relinquished 93 hits, 8 long balls, and 44 free passes after pitching for a total of 101.0 frames in the majors this season.        

      

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York -141. Though the Yankees lost their recent two successive matches, the team got the advantage with Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA) on the mound who will be controlling the ball against the Cardinals’ batters on Friday.

 

In contrast, Dakota Hudson struggled on the mound with a 6-6 and 4.10 ERA record this season. Prediction: The New York Yankees will win at 9-3.     

 

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MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

 

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

 

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022              

                                                                           

TV: AMZP

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Yankees -141     

                        

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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