5* MLB EARLY AFTERNOON MONEY LINE SMASH
St. Louis vs. Kansas City,
06/23/2012 14:10 EDT,
Score: 8 - 2
Money Line: -131 St. Louis
5* MLB EARLY AFTERNOON MONEY LINE SMASH: Cardinals -138
The Cardinals offense exploded in an 11-4 win on Friday, and I will easily back them on Saturday with Adam Wainwright on the mound. Wainwright is starting to look more and more like the pitcher who was once considered one of the best in the game. He is 1-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 1.169 WHIP in his last three starts. Wainwright just got done throwing a gem against the Royals in his last start, allowing just one earned run on five hits over seven innings.
The Royals will send out Luis Mendoza to counter against Wainwright for the second time this season. Mendoza pitched well in a 3-5 loss, allowing two runs in six innings at St Louis, but has really struggled at home. Mendoza is 0-1 with a 6.63 ERA and 1.842 WHIP at Kauffman Stadium.
Look for the Cardinals offense to keep on rolling and spot Wainwright plenty of runs in this one. St Louis is 14-5 in Wainwrights last 19 road starts vs. a team with a losing record. BET THE CARDINALS!