4* NL CENTRAL BLOCKBUSTER BLOWOUT
St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh,
08/28/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 0 - 9
Money Line: +105 Pittsburgh
4* NL CENTRAL BLOCKBUSTER BLOWOUT: Pirates +105
It's been a real rough stretch for the Pirates, as they have now lost six of their last 7 overall. The bleeding has to stop now if Pittsburgh is going to get back in the NL Central/Wild Card race.
I fully expect James McDonald to give the Pirates the quality start they are looking for. McDonald has certainly not been the same starter that we saw in the 1st half of the season, but is coming off a very strong start against St Louis earlier this month. McDonald held the Cardinals to zero runs on 2 hits over six innings.
He was opposed by Jake Westbrook in that game, who just so happens to be the Cardinals starter tonight. Westbrook pitched well in the loss, but is just 1-6 with a 5.21 ERA and 1.552 WHIP over 8 career starts vs. Pittsburgh. BET THE PIRATES!