Los Angeles Angels vs St Louis Cardinals 5-4-2023

Los Angeles Angels vs St. Louis Cardinals 5/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Angels vs St. Louis Cardinals 5/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, will play host in the finale of an MLB Interleague three-game battle between the AL West Los Angeles Angels and the NL Central St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon.


The LA Angels improved to 17-14 overall, split their first nine road outings, and placed second in the AL West with only 1.5 games behind Texas in the first place while holding a +24 run difference record for the season.


The Angels come into this series finale after winning the first two installments against the Cardinals while winning three games in a row including the recent 6-4 road win over St. Louis yesterday.


Pinch-hitter Jake Lamb tied the game for the Halos with a solo shot while Center Fielder Mike Trout hit a homer to earn the victory for LA.    


The Los Angeles Angels will give the ball to righty Griffin Canning to start the final round of a series versus the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.


The twenty-six-year-old right-handed thrower is 1-0 on the season with an ERA of 4.11, a WHIP at 1.17, and struck out 15 batters while allowing 13 hits, 5 free walks, and 2 homers in pitching for 15.1 innings.


In his recent start on April 25, Canning pitched for 5.0 frames with three runs yielded and retired seven batters in a 5-3 home win over Oakland.


LA’s starting pitcher Chris Rodriguez (shoulder) and reliever Jose Marte (elbow) are on a 60-day injured list status. Relief Pitchers Jose Quijada (elbow) and Austin Warren (elbow) are on a 15-day IL status.


Catchers Max Stassi (hip) and Logan O’Hoppe (shoulder) are on a 10 & 60-day IL, respectively. 1B Jared Walsh (head) is on a 10-day IL and will not play tonight for the Halos.


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Los Angeles Angels vs St. Louis Cardinals Predictions 5/4/2023


The St. Louis Cardinals have issues with their starters on the mound with the worst overall record in the National League.


St. Louis dropped to 10-21 overall, 5-10 when playing at home, and stuck in dead last of the NL Central with 10 games behind Pittsburgh in the first place while posting a run difference of -19 for the year.


The Cardinals enter this series finale after losing eight of the last ten matches played with a five-game losing streak following a 4-6 home loss to the LA Angels yesterday.


Center Fielder Dylan Carlson and Designated Hitter Nolan Gorman were strong and angry in hitting long balls for St. Louis in the losing effort.      


The St. Louis Cardinals management will counter with right-hander Jack Flaherty to start the closing game of a series versus the LA Angels on Thursday.


The right-handed starter is 2-3 on the year with an ERA of 3.94, a WHIP of 1.44, and fanned out 33 batters in his starts. However, Flaherty conceded 25 hits, 21 free walks, and 4 homers in pitching for 32.0 innings. 


St. Louis’ Starting Pitcher Adam Wainwright (groin), Pitcher Wilking Rodriguez (shoulder), and Relief Pitcher Packy Naughton (forearm) are on a 15-day injured list status for the season.


Relief Pitcher Tyler O’Neill (rest) is not in the starting lineup versus the LA Angels on Thursday.


Los Angeles Angels vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -145. The Los Angeles Angels will be missing 1B Jared Walsh (headache) who is still on an injured list status.


After finishing 31 games played, the Angels ranked 11th in OPS and 8th in runs scored while the Cardinals ranked 14th in OPS and 20th in runs scored for the season.


However, St. Louis will take control of this match with home-field advantage on Thursday. The prediction: St. Louis Cardinals will win 6-4.


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Los Angeles Angels vs St. Louis Cardinals 5/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:15 PM ET


Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri


Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -145


MLB Totals: 8.5


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