The Arizona Diamondbacks and the St Louis Cardinals will meet on Wednesday for game 3 of their series from Arizona. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Diamondbacks were a playoff team and a division winner last year, but have failed to reach that level this year. They are trying to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Cardinals tonight as well. On Tuesday the Diamondbacks only totaled one run on just six hits. Ian Kennedy took the loss for the Diamondbacks which was his second of the season. Tonight, Wade Miley will start for Arizona and he comes into the game not having lost a decision yet. He has a 2.33 ERA in 27 innings of work on the season.
The Cardinals were led on Tuesday by the bat of Carlos Beltran who had two home runs and Matt Holliday and Skip Schumaker also contributed with two hits each. Jake Westbrook pitched 7 scoreless innings en route to his fourth victory of the season. On Wednesday, Kyle Lohse will get the start and Lohse has been stellar this year pitching to a 2.11 ERA over 38.1 innings of work.
Arizona is 1-5 in their last six games against the N.L. Central, 2-9 in their last 11 home games, and 4-0 in Miley’s last four starts. St. Louis is 6-1 in their last seven games against a left handed starter, 13-3 in their last 16 Wednesday games, and 4-1 in Lohse’s last five road starts.
We like Kyle Lohse in what should be a pitchers duel on paper. Take the Cards at best sports books.