Preview: Cardinals at Padres

Current Conditions - San Diego
SUNNY 73 °F
Wind: CLM 0
5-Day Forecast
GAME: St. Louis Cardinals (56-49) at San Diego Padres (47-59)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 30 - 10:10 PM EST
WHERE: Petco Park, San Diego, California
LINE: 108, -117 TOTAL: 6.5


The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly in the market for a starting pitcher, but they might also want to consider adding another bat. The Cardinals are eight for their last 68 with runners in scoring position heading into Wednesday’s contest against the host San Diego Padres, who snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory in Tuesday’s series opener. St. Louis has been held to one or zero runs in three of its last five games and stands 1 1/2 games behind first-place Milwaukee in the National League Central.

San Diego received a boost Tuesday when its double-play tandem of shortstop Everth Cabrera and second baseman Jedd Gyorko took the field together for the first time since July 2. Cabrera missed most of July due to a hamstring injury, while Gyorko has gone 3-for-6 in two games after missing 44 games with plantar fasciitis. The Padres believe they filled another hole in their infield with the addition of third baseman Yangervis Solarte, who is 8-for-28 with two homers since being acquired from the Yankees.

TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, FSN Midwest (St. Louis), FSN San Diego

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Joe Kelly (2-1, 3.90 ERA) vs. Padres RH Jesse Hahn (6-2, 2.12)

Kelly looks to bounce back after yielding five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings against the Cubs last Friday. The 26-year-old did not allow a home run in his first five starts covering 30 innings before giving up two homers in the 7-6 loss. Kelly is set to make his first career appearance against the Padres after posting a 4-4 mark with a 3.36 ERA in 14 career games (nine starts) against the four other NL West teams.

Hahn has made eight strong starts to enter the NL Rookie of the Year discussion, but the 24-year-old is on an innings limit and figures to be shut down in early September. Hahn impressed again last Friday, when he made his first start since July 11 and held Atlanta to one run on three hits over six innings. “This guy is pretty calm for a young player,” manager Bud Black told reporters. “He’s got some confidence in his game, which we came to know in spring training.”

WALK-OFFS

1. San Diego OF Seth Smith is batting .383 (23-for-60) this month.

2. The Cardinals are 12-33 when their opponent scores first.

3. The Padres are 22-4 when scoring five or more runs.

PREDICTION: Padres 5, Cardinals 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
St. Louis 56-49 L1 29-23 27-26 15-12 25-18 11-10 5-9
San Diego 47-59 W1 27-26 20-33 11-16 12-8 16-25 8-10

Last Meeting

St. Louis San Diego
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/29/14 STL 1 SD 3 .194 0 .542 .200 1 .606

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
STL M. Carpenter .333 1 1.267
SD J. Gyorko .667 2 1.417
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
STL L. Lynn 0 1 0
SD Y. Solarte 1 2 1
Pitching ERA Avg K
STL 2.25 .194 7
SD 1.00 .200 11
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
STL M. Adams .316 107 .844
SD S. Smith .296 86 .902
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
STL J. Peralta 14 37 44
SD S. Smith 11 42 31
Pitching ERA Avg K
STL 3.39 .251 800
SD 3.18 .218 862

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 -110
-115
6.5
Offshore Odds
5Dimes.eu
-115
105
-115
6.5
CarbonSports -116 106
-110
6.5
GTBets.eu -115 105
-120
6.5
Top Bet -115 105
-120
6.5
SBO.ag -120 100
-120
6.5
BetDSI -120
110
-115
6.5
Sportsbook -116 106
-110
6.5
BookMaker.eu -120 110
-115
6.5
Vegas Odds
LVH -118 108
100
6.5
Mirage -125 105
-100
6.5
Station -120 105
100
6.5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

St. Louis Overall San Diego
56-49 W/L 47-59
47-58 RL W/L 47-59
44-54-7 O/U 34-67-5
3.68 Runs For 3.08
3.59 Runs Against 3.44
St. Louis A/H San Diego
27-26 W/L 27-26
24-29 RL W/L 22-31
20-30-3 O/U 18-33-2
3.53 Runs For 3.09
3.28 Runs Against 2.98