St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals MLB Pick – October 14th

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When you are so hot as weve been with almost 80% winners, you will drop once in a while. But Ill be honest, I didnt think last night was going to be the time we came up short. ?? We took the seven and a half runs between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees yesterday. I felt that even though Jams Paxton along with Justin Verlander were both really good starting pitchers, they were coming off shaky outings, along with a number it wouldnt take much to send over the game.
So, I felt that would be enough to cash our ticket, and just like at any point, these teams went to have a big inning. And all day , it felt like the runs were inevitable. Paxton tipped pitches and was immediately pulled out of the game in the third inning. This abandoned a lot of innings to the Yankees to fulfill. And also for Houston, Justin Verlander found himself in several jams throughout the sport and was good but not good.
The stats look like that is a low scoring game with little offense. As both groups had scoring chances that have runners on base, but if you watched the match, you understand otherwise. They added in ten conflicts while both teams combined for ten strikes. That is twenty-three base runners and five runs to show for this. Many times could not push them and these groups had runners on third base.
What do you do, everybody loses once in a while, but after seeing the game, I am not sure I wouldnt take the over again given the exact same matchup. This 1 hurt, although I do not whine about bad beats that frequently. Well try to shake off the streak awful tonight as we visit the National League where the Washington Nationals sponsor the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the NLCS.
The St. Louis Cardinals are in Washington tonight in a must-win situation. The Cardinals need to discover a way to knock off the Nationals tonight in the road, should they want any chance after dropping both games one and two in the home. The Cardinals have a total of two hits from Washington starting pitching in this show as both Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez took no-hitters deep into their various starts. The Cards crime has been dead on arrival all series long as theyve combined for just four hits and one run in 2 games.
For Washington, they are trying to head to their first World Series in franchise history, and history tells us if they could have a 3-0 series , the show is over. The Nats have dominated the NLCS so far with powerful starting pitching and timely hitting, and they would like to sweep St. Louis right out of the playoffs and receive a few times to set up their starting pitching rotation when waiting for the Astros and Yankees to wrap up everything looks like its going to be a series which goes the distance.
Beginning for the Nationals is Stephen Strasburg (2-0 2.40 ERA), and for the Cardinals its Jack Flaherty (1-1 2.77 ERA). The game total over-under is put in seven runs. The Nationals are -130 home favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 4:38 PM PST from Nationals Park at Washington DC.
I feel bad for them moving tonight, after seeing how this team have closed down in the series first two games. Strasburg had the best season of those three men, and in the playoffs, hes been the definition of clutch. The Nats have switched to Strasburg three times and hes delivered each time, and three games were won by the Nats.
Strasburg comes in to this game on a five days of rest, and I would expect to see him. Against the Cardinals this season, he has been really good. In two starts, he is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA. He struck out a combined fifteen guys. If youre surprised at how great Strasburg has been at the playoffs, you shouldnt be, since this guy has a career ERA of simply 1.32 from the playoffs. This guy brings his best stuff, when the pressure is large.
Jack Flaherty has been nearly good in the second half the year to the Cardinals. Since July 7th, he has an ERA of just 1.13 in eighteen starts, it simply does not get much better than that. So far in the postseason, hes continued that success because he has an ERA of merely 2.77 and has sixteen strikeouts in thirteen innings pitched.
The difficulty for Flaherty and the rest of the starting pitching team for St. Louis is that the staff simply does not score many runs of support for them. Outside of the ten-run burst in the very first inning against Atlanta in game , run support has been for the Cardinals pitching staff.
What the lineup has done in these first two matches of the show is nothing short of embarrassing. Their four hits are the lowest ever to get a playoff team through two games. And theyre forced to try and figure things out, on the street down 2-0? Yeah, I dont see that occurring.
And if I hate to bet against Jack Flaherty, I really love this kid, I do not actually have a choice tonight. Last time that I checked on the baseball cant be hit on by Flaherty either, and he literally cant win , if his team isnt going to score any runs . I see another pitchers duel tonight in game three. The two these starters will go in to the match, and at any point, both teams are going to have an chance to score runs.
However, when these opportunities arise for St. Louis, they will come up very brief. And Washington? They are going to locate a way to score. In which the Nationals find a way to take care of business and triumph, this feels just like another kind of sport. Give that the Washington Nationals as home favorites in game three at -130 to me!

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