The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals meet for the second of three games at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals opened up this tilt in St. Louis with a 7-6 win last night. They just about gave up a 6-1 lead, but were able to prevail for a 1-run victory.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 13, 2022
Mitch White had a performance that he should quickly throw into the garbage disposal. That was not well done by White, as he allowed 10 hits and 6 earned runs through 5 innings of work. White didn’t give the Dodgers much of a chance at all after getting behind early.
The Dodgers lost, but still enjoy a 7.5-game lead in the NL West over the San Diego Padres. The Padres need Fernando Tatis Jr. back in the second half to make a run at the Dodgers. It will still be tough, but the offense should open up for the Padres with his bat inserted into the lineup.
They have won 56 games, which is good for the most in the National League. It’s weird saying a team hasn’t reached their full potential with that success, but they’ve had to work really hard to win tight games. Blowing teams out hasn’t been as common as we’ve seen from them in the past.
What’s this mean for the postseason? Little, at least if the Dodgers add some depth to their rotation. Getting Dustin May back would help, but the Buehler situation puts them in a tough spot.
In any event, the Dodgers have a Cy Young arm in their rotation, and he’s pitching tonight. Tony Gonsolin has the ball to open this one at Busch Stadium. Veteran Adam Wainwright is scheduled for the Cardinals.
Head below for our free Dodgers vs. Cardinals prediction on July 13, 2022.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Live Betting Odds:
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-1.5 (+115)||-155||Over 8 (-105)|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+1.5 (-135)||+130||Under 8 (-115)|
|Team Data||Los Angeles Dodgers||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.255||.249|
|Runs Per 9||5.19||4.57|
|Team ERA Away/Home||2.84||3.36|
Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction:
The Dodgers have leaned heavily on the arm of Tony Gonsolin this season. Gonsolin has accepted the challenge and pitching exceptionally well. He waited patiently for an opportunity in the starting rotation as a full-timer.
Gonsolin is going into Busch Stadium with an ERA of 1.62 and a 0.80 WHIP. The ace of the Dodgers’ pitching staff isn’t Walker Buehler or even Clayton Kershaw. This honor belongs to Gonsolin.
Gonsolin has posted an ERA of 1.77 and a 0.74 WHIP in his previous three attempts. It’s likely another good night for Gonsolin. There hasn’t been a team that has figured him out thus far.
The bullpen has an ERA of 3.30 and a 1.11 WHIP for sixth in the major leagues. The Cardinals’ offense has not been holding up well recently, as they’ve scored just 2.43 runs per 9 innings and a .221 batting average in their last ten attempts.
LA Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 9-1
- 5-0 overall in their previous five games on a Wednesday
- 2-7 overall in their previous nine games at St. Louis
- UNDER is 6-1 in their previous seven games versus a team with a winning record
- UNDER is 10-1-2 in their previous 13 second game of a series
- UNDER is 4-1-1 in their previous six games on the road
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 5-0 overall in their previous five games versus the NL West
- 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%
- UNDER is 8-0 in their previous eight games versus a right-handed starter
- UNDER is 8-0 in their previous eight games versus a starter with a WHIP below 1.15
- UNDER is 16-4-1 in their previous 21 games
Adam Wainwright is likely the best chance for the Cardinals to record a win tonight. Wainwright carries an ERA of 3.15 and a 1.21 WHIP into Wednesday night.
The road has been tough for Wainwright, though he’s been in strong form at home. Wainwright owns a 2.21 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in St. Louis at Busch Stadium.
I’m looking at playing the UNDER in what should be a pitcher’s game between Gonsolin and Wainwright tonight.