Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals (By: Mulder)
Faded ACE Foltynewicz a couple of times now and all were easy winners. Here i think he might get rocked again because his stuff is just bad: 5.94 ERA and with a worse 6.89 FIP (!) / 6.33 xFIP (!).
As mentioned before, he skipped whole spring training and he always has been a guy who needs a lot of outings to get back on track. I recall last year where even a short All-Star break messed up his rhytmn.
Even last year as an All-Star he struggled against the Cardinals: 5.59 ERA> 6.06 FIP (!) in 9.2 innings pitched.
Cardinals are great versus RHP> .334 wOBA.
For the Cardinals we have Jack Flaherty on the mound: 4.32 ERA and altough his 1.73 HR/9 should be lower, he is pretty much pitching to his numbers: 10.15 K/9.
On the road a worse 8.53 ERA.
He got rocked versus Atlanta last season: 9.64 ERA> 1.50 WHIP in 4.2 IP.
I expect him to be in trouble again as Lefties are smashing him and as mentioned plenty of times before, this Braves team has a great leftie lineup.
Hence backing the over.
Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals predictions
|Over 4.5 first half ( First 5 innings )||Pinnacle||1.75||9||0-5 WON (+6.75 units)|
Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).