Williams Perez (7-6, 4.78 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (0-4) meet Adam Wainwright (0-1, 4.50 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals (2-3) in the last of a three-game series at Turner Field. The Cardinals won the last game 12-2, and St. Louis leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 10 and will air on FSMW and FSSO.
Perez takes the mound after pitching 116.2 innings last season, finishing 7-6 with a 4.78 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 73 strikeouts. Freddie Freeman (.154 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI. The Cardinals were unsuccessful against the Pirates 4-1 the last time Wainwright pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out three and walking three. Stephen Piscotty (.263 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Cardinals, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed the Cardinals a -180 Favorite and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5.
The Cardinals average 4.2 walks per game, making them one of the most disciplined teams in the NL.
So far this season, the Cardinals are 2-0 against the Braves.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
The Cardinals won their last game by a 10-run margin. In games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more, the Braves are 0-1. The Cardinals are 1-0 in blowouts this season.
Atlanta has lost all of its games (0-3) when leading after seven innings. However, St. Louis has won all of its games (2-0) when taking a late lead.
It looks like the Cardinals have a slight leg up on the Braves, as the Cardinals have won their last two games while the Braves have lost their last four.
Ranking 26th in home runs, Atlanta has hit two this season. St. Louis ranks 10th with six home runs.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 5.25 per game. St. Louis ranks in the top half at 14th with 8.40.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Atlanta has an OPS of .000 this season. St. Louis ranks 27th with an OPS of .725.