3* Bailout Blowout on Chicago Cubs
St. Louis vs. Chi Cubs,
07/14/2013 20:05 EDT,
Score: 10 - 6
Money Line: +140 Chi Cubs
Travis Wood has posted some phenomenal numbers for the Cubs this season so there is a lot of value with him getting the start at home today. In his last three starts he has a 1.89 ERA and overall this season he has posted a 2.69 ERA. He is not a pitcher that gets a lot of strikeouts, but he rarely pitches himself into a jam allowing him to be so successful.
Adam Wainwright has struggled in his career against the Cubs posting a 4.51 ERA. He has a .500 record against Chicago in his career and he is pitching on the road in this matchup today. In Wainwright's last start against Chicago, back on June 18th, he gave up 2 home runs and had only three strikeouts. The Cardinals lost that game at home with a 4-2 final score.
The Cardinals are 0-4 in their last four games against a left-handed starter while the Cubs are 5-1 in their last six home games against a right-handed starter. The Cubs are also 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. They have a 2-1 lead in the series against the Cardinals coming into this game, with their lone loss coming by a single run.