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MLB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 4/21/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
CINCINNATI  BAILEY )
 
ST LOUIS  MARTINEZ )
+1.5  -110

-1.5  -110
+200

-220

8ov
 
3
Final
4

CINCINNATI (3 - 16) at ST LOUIS (11 - 8)
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Saturday, 4/21/2018 2:15 PM
HOMER BAILEY (R) vs. CARLOS MARTINEZ (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
951CINCINNATI+225Ov 8,-105+200Ov 8,-110
952ST LOUIS-250Un 8,-115-220Un 8,-110
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
CINCINNATI - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games3-16-12.57-122.90.2230.2930.3140.6075.50.2540.3400.4300.770
Road Games2-9-6.84-73.00.2270.2960.2890.5855.10.2560.3350.4080.743
vs Right-handed Starters2-14-11.75-112.40.2170.2850.2990.5855.60.2570.3410.4320.773
Past 7 Games1-6-4.81-62.60.2110.2800.3070.5873.70.2540.3350.3840.719
Grass Games3-16-12.57-122.90.2230.2930.3140.6075.50.2540.3400.4300.770
Day Games1-7-5.72-62.00.1840.2570.3100.5674.60.2430.3300.4240.753
Division3-10-6.54-92.70.2150.2940.2980.5925.20.2670.3520.4240.776
CINCINNATI - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games2.90.2230.29319633141231110.3145363171813919121211
Road Games3.00.2270.296113708414030.28932369067813765
Righty Starters2.40.2170.2851653111515190.299385114981201511109
CINCINNATI - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.791.47867.7383660940641-420100%
Road Games3.401.31139.7171531221361-310100%

ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games11-8+1.69-104.60.2390.3220.3810.7033.60.2500.3250.3790.704
Home Games3-4-2.63-43.10.2160.3020.2910.5933.30.2440.3190.3620.680
vs Right-handed Starters7-6-0.37-64.80.2520.3180.4110.7293.90.2390.3190.3860.705
Past 7 Games6-1+5.13-45.90.2460.3570.4070.7643.30.2400.3150.3490.664
Grass Games11-8+1.69-104.60.2390.3220.3810.7033.60.2500.3250.3790.704
Day Games5-5-15-54.10.2290.2880.3580.6464.10.2550.3320.4190.752
Division9-4+4.26-75.40.2540.3440.4080.7523.30.2460.3090.3770.686
ST LOUIS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.60.2390.32219641153220230.3818479178101371311174
Home Games3.10.2160.3027227498030.2912128622515371
Righty Starters4.80.2520.31813445112140190.4116143122384810114
ST LOUIS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.451.48462.7252463830651-36275%
Home Games2.521.400258721214251-22166.7%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
CINCINNATI - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/7/2018ROMANO(R)@ PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)7-4W1207.5 ovO1191850
4/8/2018MAHLE(R)@ PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)0-5L1407.5 ovU1301160
4/9/2018REED(L)@ PHILADELPHIALIVELY(R)5-6L1159 ovO1191650
4/10/2018BAILEY(R)@ PHILADELPHIANOLA(R)1-6L1707.5 ovU341640
4/11/2018CASTILLO(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R)3-4L1107.5 ovU1181681
4/12/2018ROMANO(R)ST LOUISWACHA(R)4-13L+1409.5 evO77312121
4/13/2018MAHLE(R)ST LOUISWEAVER(R)3-5L+1509.5 unU7621380
4/14/2018FINNEGAN(L)ST LOUISMIKOLAS(R)1-6L+1109 ovU780870
4/15/2018BAILEY(R)ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R)2-3L+1659 unU580513
4/16/2018CASTILLO(R)@ MILWAUKEESUTER(L)10-4W1208 evO1470760
4/17/2018ROMANO(R)@ MILWAUKEEGUERRA(R)0-2L1459 unU371870
4/18/2018MAHLE(R)@ MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R)0-2L1309 ovU380893
4/20/2018FINNEGAN(L)@ ST LOUISWACHA(R)2-4L1858.5 ovU9608110
4/21/2018BAILEY(R)@ ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R) 
4/22/2018CASTILLO(R)@ ST LOUISMIKOLAS(R) 
4/23/2018ROMANO(R)ATLANTAMCCARTHY(R) 
4/24/2018MAHLE(R)ATLANTAWISLER(R) 
4/25/2018FINNEGAN(L)ATLANTANEWCOMB(L) 
4/26/2018BAILEY(R)ATLANTATEHERAN(R) 
4/27/2018CASTILLO(R)@ MINNESOTAODORIZZI(R) 
4/28/2018 @ MINNESOTA  

ST LOUIS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/7/2018WACHA(R)ARIZONAGREINKE(R)5-3W-1057.5 unO1051590
4/8/2018WEAVER(R)ARIZONAWALKER(R)1-4L-1557.5 unU540740
4/9/2018MIKOLAS(R)MILWAUKEECHACIN(R)4-5L-1408 evO87111111
4/10/2018MARTINEZ(R)MILWAUKEESUTER(L)5-3W-1657.5 ovO913011131
4/11/2018WAINWRIGHT(R)MILWAUKEEGUERRA(R)2-3L-1459.5 unU750840
4/12/2018WACHA(R)@ CINCINNATIROMANO(R)13-4W-1509.5 evO12121773
4/13/2018WEAVER(R)@ CINCINNATIMAHLE(R)5-3W-1609.5 unU1380762
4/14/2018MIKOLAS(R)@ CINCINNATIFINNEGAN(L)6-1W-1209 ovU870780
4/15/2018MARTINEZ(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)3-2W-1759 unU513580
4/17/2018WAINWRIGHT(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSCHATWOOD(R)5-3W1107.5 ovO71216110
4/19/2018WEAVER(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L)5-8L1107 ovO56014103
4/20/2018WACHA(R)CINCINNATIFINNEGAN(L)4-2W-2008.5 ovU8110960
4/21/2018MARTINEZ(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R) 
4/22/2018MIKOLAS(R)CINCINNATICASTILLO(R) 
4/24/2018WAINWRIGHT(R)NY METSMATZ(L) 
4/25/2018WEAVER(R)NY METSHARVEY(R) 
4/26/2018WACHA(R)NY METSSYNDERGAARD(R) 
4/27/2018MARTINEZ(R)@ PITTSBURGHBRAULT(L) 
4/28/2018 @ PITTSBURGH  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
CINCINNATI: 2017 68-94, fifth place
MANAGER Bryan Price (fifth season)
ADDITIONS: RHP Jared Hughes, RHP David Hernandez
SUBTRACTIONS: SS Zack Cozart, RHP Bronson Arroyo, RHP Tim Adleman
OUTLOOK: The Reds launched into a major rebuild in 2015 and have lost at least 90 games for three consecutive seasons while finishing last in the NL Central all three years. They locked up Suarez through 2024 with a $66 million contract during spring training -- their first significant deal during the rebuild -- but are still at least a year away from looking for an upgrade through free agency. The everyday lineup will score enough runs to keep games competitive, but pitching is the sore point again. It would be considered a breakthrough simply to move out of last place.
ST LOUIS: 2017 83-79, third place
MANAGER Mike Matheny (seventh season)
ADDITIONS: LF Marcell Ozuna, RHP Miles Mikolas, RHP Luke Gregerson, RHP Bud Norris, INF-OF Yairo Munoz
SUBTRACTIONS: RHP Lance Lynn, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Randal Grichuk, RHP Seung-hwan Oh, RHP Juan Nicasio, SS Aledmys Diaz, RHP Trevor Rosenthal
OUTLOOK: The Cardinals have had one losing season since the start of the century, but they are facing immense pressure from fans after finishing behind the Cubs and Brewers in 2017. St. Louis missed the playoffs for a second consecutive year, the first time that's happened since 2007-2008. For the Cardinals to snap that postseason "drought," they'll need bounce-back seasons from several players -- including a healthy Wainwright on the mound and Carpenter at the plate. Few expect the Cardinals to cede the NL Central title to Chicago for a third consecutive year without putting up a fight, but St. Louis will need Ozuna and Pham to produce as expected. If they do, and the Cardinals can bring along their reworked pitching staff, the potential for a return to the playoffs is there.
PREVIEW
Cardinals have faith Carpenter will start to hit
 

Matt Carpenter's power production and ability to drive in runs suggest he should be a middle-of-the-order hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals.

His career splits as a No. 3 hitter versus leading off or batting second say something else.

So does his .177 average to start the year, which is one reason why manager Mike Matheny bumped him up to second for Friday night's 4-2 win over the struggling Cincinnati Reds. While Carpenter was just 1-for-5, he hit the ball hard more than once, as was the case during a two-game series this week with the Chicago Cubs at frigid Wrigley Field in which he hit third.

Given that trend, Carpenter figures to remain in the lineup for Saturday's game with Cincinnati at Busch Stadium.

"We're just trying to get him right," Matheny said. "I don't think it makes a difference where he hits in the lineup. He squared one up (Thursday) at Chicago that would have been a homer if the wind doesn't knock it down."

As a leadoff hitter, Carpenter has hit .291 with an .878 on-base-slugging percentage in nearly 2,600 career plate appearances. He bats .249 with a .720 OPS in 534 plate appearances while batting second, and those numbers slide down to .211/.734 in 319 plate appearances as a No. 3 hitter.

It is a question St. Louis has struggled to answer the last couple of years with the signing of Dexter Fowler to man the leadoff spot and the emergence of Tommy Pham as the center fielder. Both can create runs with their legs, the one offensive skill Carpenter doesn't possess.

But Fowler has landed in the same boat as Carpenter early in the season. He got the game off on Friday after going 0-for-12 with six strikeouts in the previous three games. Fowler is batting .176 with two homers and seven RBIs over 17 games.

Fowler should get back into the lineup against Homer Bailey (0-3, 3.42), a pitcher against whom the Cardinals (11-8) have enjoyed considerable success in his career. Bailey is 6-14 with a 5.75 earned run average in 24 career starts, and 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA in 10 outings in St. Louis.

Bailey absorbed a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals Sunday in Cincinnati, but that couldn't be blamed on him. He gave up just four hits and three runs over seven innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

If recent history is any guide, Bailey won't have a favorable matchup in this game, either. He's again opposed by Carlos Martinez (2-1, 1.75), who fired seven shutout innings against the Reds Sunday, permitting only two hits and fanning 10 as he bagged the win.

Since a dreadful outing on Opening Day at the New York Mets, Martinez has ceded just one run over his last three starts. He's 7-3 with a 3.45 ERA in 20 career outings, nine of them starts, against Cincinnati.

Friday night's result spoiled the debut of Jim Riggleman as the Reds' interim manager. Riggleman, the bench coach prior to the firing of Bryan Price Thursday morning, was managing his first big league game in seven years.

"In a perfect world, I wouldn't have gotten another chance because Bryan would still be managing this club," Riggleman said.


Last Updated: 5/23/2018 1:56:26 PM EST


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