St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals MLB Pick – August 14th

Last night hurt. After a blazing hot month of July where we won more than 70 percent of our selections, August was a struggle. And that was personified by what occurred last night in the match between the Red Sox and Indians. I chose a play on the Indians in the home and was seeking to evaporate Chris Sale, that while being very good at times, was super inconsistent all season long.
And Sale did struggle as he gave up five runs, all earned, in six and two-thirds of the inning pitched. Effortless match, right? You gamble against Sale, he sucked, we acquire our bet, correct? Not so fast. In one of the more inexplicable moves I have seen all season, Frankie Lindor decided to run the Indians out of a come from behind victory last night in the bottom of the ninth.
Just moments after Lindor crushed a game-tying dual to centre field, he took off attempting to steal third base for no clear reason. He was caught stealing and murdered the Indians rally. There was just one out when Lindor attempted to take third base, and the Indians had the center of their order up with their number four and five hitters coming into the plate. It just didn’t make any sense at all because he had been in scoring position and with his elite pace, he had been scoring on almost every single base hit.
The Red Sox Use this gaff and took the lead on a Jackie Bradley Jr solo shot home run at the surface of the tenth inning. Eventually, the Indians got the leadoff man on in the base of the framework, but he failed to come around to score, and we dropped our wager. It was a frustrating way to lose, to say the least. For the current selection, we will visit Kansas City where the Royals host the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals are at Kansas City Wednesday for game two of a quick two-game set, looking for the sweep. The Cards took game one last night since these feeble Royals bats were totally shut down by the St. Louis pitching staff. Jack Flaherty tossed seven shutout innings, and Andrew Miller and Carlos Martinez ended off the shutout and the Cards won the game 2-0.
The triumph was a big one for the Cardinals because they’re now just one game back from the Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League Central division title race, with the Milwaukee Brewers lurking only a game and a half back in third place. The Cardinals have won four consecutive games after sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last show, they will look to make it two right sweeps tonight and they can ill afford to let a gentle matchup similar to this 1 pass them by.
For the Royals, they are slogging through the entire year among the worst teams in the sport. Their 43-77 list is far better than only the Baltimore Orioles along with the Detroit Tigers. They are only 3-7 at the month of August, which is based on the heels of them losing six out of their last seven matches to shut out July. Winning just hasn’t been a huge part of the equation this year for a rebuilding Royals team.
Starting tonight to get the Cardinals is Dakota Hudson (10-6 4.01 ERA), and for the Royals, it is Brad Keller (7-12 4.09 ERA). The match complete over-under is place at two and a half runs. The Cardinals have been -129 favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 5:15 PM PST from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Dakota Hudson has been a nice surprise to the Cardinals this year. The second-year player hadn’t ever made a major league beginning before this year however, has really done a serviceable job in that job this season. He’s awakened double-digit wins, and his ERA of 4.01 is strong with such a young arm. One thing which Hudson has done amazingly well as of late is giving his staff a opportunity to win games.
The Cardinals have won twelve from his last fifteen starts. And that trend has been largely true all year long as they are 16-8 about the year when Hudson takes the mound. He’s seldom spectacular on the mound, but that he almost always gives a great effort. He’s allowed three runs or fewer in each one of his twenty-four begins this year. Allowing over three runs in a beginning only 1 time as April. I expect good things from Hudson tonight against this Royals team that’s close to the bottom of almost every offensive category.
Brad Keller is probably better than his stats would lead you to trust. His twelve reductions would be the second-most from the major leagues, behind only Aaron Sanchez, but in fact, he has not been all that bad. In Julyhe posted solid results as he went 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA in five starts. But that achievement has fallen off lately as he’s enabled eleven earned runs in his last few starts, and the Royals have lost every single match. Contrary to Hudson, that always seems to find a way to win, the Royals have lost sixteen days when Keller has begun this season.
This is a much better number than it might seem on paper. Hudson has a much better record than his outcomes aid, while Keller’s record proves that he has been awful when actually, he’s only been ordinary. That being said, this is still a mismatch on paper. The Cardinals will be the significantly better group. Whenever you have one team that’s twenty games before another group, and you can back them anywhere near even cash, you will need to pounce on it.
But the Cardinals have not been great on the road this season, they are a very underwhelming 28-32 from St. Louis, but they did not get to play with a lot of those games against a team as poor as these Royals are right now. And it is nothing just like the Royals are several world-beaters at home, they’re thirteen games under .500 in Kaufman Stadium this year. So, I’ll put just a small wood and back the better team. Give me that the St. Louis Cardinals in -129 tonight in game two from Kansas City!
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