On Wednesday night, Game 2 of their series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Toronto Blue Jays will take place at Rogers Centre.
The 51-47 St. Louis Cardinals have dropped three of their last four games and have a losing record this year. On Tuesday night, St. Louis was defeated in Game 1 of this series by a score of 10-3. This season, the pitching staff for St. Louis has a 3.90 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and a.245 opponent batting average. The Cardinals’ offence has produced 448 runs while batting.251 and on-base percentage of.321. For the Cardinals this year, Tommy Edman is hitting.259 with seven home runs and 35 RBI. Adam Wainwright, who has tossed 116.1 innings this year and has a record of 6-8, 3.40 ERA, and 1.24 WHIP, is expected to start for St. Louis.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven straight games and have a season record of 54-43. Toronto won all three of their games against Boston before to winning Game 1 of this series. The Toronto pitching staff has an opponent batting average of.249, a 3.93 ERA, and a 1.24 WHIP. This season, the Blue Jays offence has generated 478 runs while batting at a.268 average and a.332 on-base percentage. For the Blue Jays this year, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting.279 with 21 home runs and 62 RBI. Kevin Gausman, who has tossed 99 innings this year and has a record of 7-7, 3.00 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, will likely start for Toronto.
In their last 52 games versus the AL East, St. Louis is 16-36, and their last 5 Wednesday games have gone 1-5. In St. Louis’ previous 9 away games, the under is 7-2. Toronto has won all 7 of their games in a row and is 6-1 in their past 7 at home. In Toronto’s previous 7 Wednesday games, the over is 6-1. In the last six head-to-head contests between these two teams, the over is 6-0.
Given that the Cardinals will be without Goldschmidt and Arenado for this series, Toronto enters this game as overwhelming favourites. Kevin Gausman, who has pitched 20 innings and given up only five runs, will start for Toronto. Adam Wainwright has tossed 19.2 innings for St. Louis and given up nine runs during that span.
Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays