St. Louis vs Atlanta Wed, May 15
|*Community||ATL -129 62%||o/9.5 51%|
*Consensus from 2638 predictions.
|23713th||Earned Run Average||4.2815th|
I am going with the Braves here. Even though they just got smacked last night by this cards team I like the pitching match up they get here. Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is 6-for-21 with two homers during his current five-game hitting streak, and in 151 career games has 34 homers, 87 RBIs and a .901 OPS. Shortstop Dansby Swanson has reached base in 15 consecutive games, hitting .298 with four RBIs, three doubles and a .761 OPS in that span. The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five games against starters with WHIPs under 1.15, 1-6 in their last seven road games against teams with winning home records, and 2-5 in the last seven meetings between the two teams. Atlanta is 5-2 in its last seven against the National League Central and 6-2 in Sorokas last eight starts. All the signs point to the Braves in this one, so dont over think it and take Atlanta50%
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Soroka has been crusing this season and I'm really impressed with hows he's been pitching. Wacha is 3-0 but don't let his record fool you, he hasn't been that great the last couple of years and has reverse splits meaning he's doing worse against right handed batters than he is to left. One of the biggest issues Wacha has is his 11% walk rate and that will not go over well with this braves lineup that has 6 guys in the projected lineup that are considered above league average in taking walks. this is not a team you want to give free passes too because they have plenty of power that can clear the bases and I really like the braves today. The line opened at -125 and is currently -140 at most books and there is a good reason for it. I'm all over this game today!80%
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The Cardinals have had some success with Wacha on the mound this season, but he's walked 22 batters in 37 innings and has given up eight runs in his last 10.2 innings. Soroka has been rock solid for the Braves through 29.2 innings, giving up just 20 hits and four earned runs and a .183 allowed batting average. All things considered, the Braves have a significant edge on the mound today and should be able to get to Wacha. t.50%
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Atlanta Braves (59% consensus). The St. Louis Cardinals struggled offensively while losing nine of 11 games, but hope to carry a breakout performance into Wednesdays middle contest of a three-game series at the Atlanta Braves. St. Louis emphatically snapped out of its offensive doldrums in a 14-3 series-opening drubbing of the Braves on Tuesday, scoring 11 runs in the first five innings as three Cardinals slugged homers and outfielder Marcell Ozuna set the tone with a three-run, first-inning blast... http://bit.ly/2GoC6fD
Betting Prediction for St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves on May 15, 2019, 7:20 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: St. Louis will WIN and the Total will go Under .
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Talking Chop: Soroka stays solid and Riley ravaged a pitch as Braves beat Cardinals, 4-0
Another solid start from Mike Soroka and a homer from Austin Riley in his major league debut helped contribute to a 4-0 victory for the Braves over the Cardinals.
The first two innings of this game came and went without much incident, but that changed once the third inning began. After Mike Soroka smoothly made his way through the first two innings, he hit a rough patch as he walked the first two batters he faced in the third. After the Cardinals gave him an out thanks to a bunt to move their runners into scoring position, he was judged to have hit Matt Carpenter.
Talking Chop: Austin Riley will start in left field for the Braves in his debut against the Cardinals
After the Braves made a couple of announcements with regards to their roster, the lineup was finally revealed so we can finally talk about it. The clear-and-obvious big news is that Austin Riley will indeed be making his big league debut tonight. The only question was where exactly would he be in Atlanta's lineup for the evening.
#Braves lineup for game two against St Louis (7:20pm ET)
Soroka 1-- 680 The Fan (@680TheFan) May 15, 2019
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Talking Chop: Mike Soroka looks to spark a rebound for Braves against Cardinals
After the Braves were given an extremely rude welcome back home to Atlanta, they have no choice but to bounce back in tonight's game against the Cardinals. Fortunately, tonight also falls on a lovely day of the week. It's Wednesday, but it's also Mike Soroka day.
Things have been shaky for a lot of Braves pitchers -- both in relief and in the rotation. Mike Soroka has been anything but shaky. He showed plenty of promise in his short sample size from last season and he's been even better here in 2019.
Braves Journal: Tuesday Blues - Braves 3 - Cards [?]
This recapping stuff is getting to be a real drag. Coming into tonight, the Braves were 1-4 on Tuesday and now it's 1-5. I don't have the enthusiasm to be witty or clever because this game was just depressing. I'll give you the bottom lines and hope it's enough to generate the "continue reading" bubble.
Folty sucked. Biddle sucked harder. And Venters sucked about as hard as Biddle. The Cards can hit - including two 3-run HRs tonight. I think it was Chip that quoted (supposedly) Jack Morris saying "You can't beat me with 10." Well, the Cards scored 14.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Flaherty benefits in blowout Cards win against Braves
Flaherty, throwing his fastball as high as 96 mph, pitched no-hit ball for four innings before a succession of three soft hits by the Braves led to three runs in the fifth inning. He walked a season-high five and fanned six over six innings, throwing a total of 109 pitches, as he gained his fourth win.
Foltynewicz, who was on the injured list with a right elbow bone spur this spring, was tagged for eight runs, including three homers in the first five innings. Molina knocked Foltynewicz out of the game in the fifth with a three-run bomb, the 150th homer of his career, to deep center to highlight a six-run frame.