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Things simply continue to roll for me as I have had an excellent May. I've found a ton of success in MLB and that includes another sweep Tuesday that brings my overall run to 11-1. That doesn't even include yesterday's free play on the Angels, which won 12-0! Tonight, I'm recommending the Cardinals over the Padres as we're getting the much better team at a very good price.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Yesterday - After surprisingly losing Monday's opener, the Cardinals came back to really beat up on the Padres, winning 10-2. That win gives St. Louis the best WL record as well as the best run differential in Major League Baseball. Therefore, the fact they come into tonight as a virtual Pick Em against a sub-.500 foe with a bad starting pitcher looks like a real bargain, at least to me.
2. Unknown over the Known - This applies to the starting pitching matchup as the Padres will send out Burch Smith, who has made two starts so far and neither has gone well. He first allowed six runs in one inning, then allowed five more Friday vs. Washington, here at home. San Diego has obviously lost both starts. They should lose another here as the Cardinals are 25-11 vs. right-handed starters this season. Meanwhile, St. Louis goes with Tyler Lyons, making his MLB debut Wednesday. San Diego has a losing record vs. lefties.
3. X-Factor - The Cardinals sure had a lot of their own fans at Petco last night. I'm sure they all didn't make the trip out to San Diego for just one game.
Selection: The play is on the St. Louis Cardinals (1*).