Giants vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Experts 4/27

Giants vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Experts 4/27

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Introduction

In the fourth and final game of their series, the San Francisco Giants will host the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park. The Giants have dominated this series, winning the first three games, and will look to complete the sweep. In contrast, the Cardinals will try to avoid being swept and look to end their current three-game losing streak.

As a baseball fan, you can make informed MLB predictions and picks for today by reading this extensive review of both teams' pitching, hitting, and injuries. Our MLB experts' picks predict that the Giants will continue their winning streak and win this game against the Cardinals.

 

Pitching

Miles Mikolas will be starting for the Cardinals, who has struggled this season, going 0-1 with a 7.46 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched. Mikolas has allowed six home runs and 41 hits in his five starts this season. He has been unable to get the necessary outs, which has resulted in his team losing games. Although he has only walked seven batters, his WHIP is high at 1.89.

Logan Webb will start for the Giants, who has had a better season than Mikolas. In six starts, Webb is 1-4 with a 4.40 ERA in 30.2 innings pitched. He has allowed six home runs and 31 hits, with a low walk rate of only four batters. Although Webb's numbers aren't impressive, he has had some good starts this season, which is a good sign for the Giants.

Overall, the pitching matchup is relatively even. However, Mikolas has had a tough start to the season, and his inconsistency makes it challenging for the Cardinals to win games.

 

Hitting

The Cardinals' batting has been decent this season, with a team batting average of .267, 30 home runs, and 111 runs scored. Nolan Gorman leads the team with six home runs and 22 RBIs, while Paul Goldschmidt leads with a .315 batting average and a .417 OBP. Tyler O'Neill has also been playing well, with five home runs and 18 RBIs this season.

The Giants' batting has been slightly below average this season, with a team batting average of .243, 38 home runs, and 111 runs scored. Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Crawford are leading the team with five home runs each, while J.D. Davis leads the team with 16 RBIs. Buster Posey is also having a good season, batting .304 with a .360 OBP.

Overall, the Cardinals have a slightly better batting lineup than the Giants. However, both teams' batting has been inconsistent this season, making it difficult to make MLB predictions and picks for today based solely on hitting.

 

Injuries

The Cardinals have two players on the injured list: Wilking Rodriguez, who is on the 15-day IL, and Adam Wainwright, who is on the 15-day IL.

The Giants have three players on the injured list: Armando Alvarez, who is day-to-day, R.J. Dabovich, who is day-to-day, and Darin Ruf, who is on the 10-day IL. Joey Bart and Mike Yastrzemski are also day-to-day with minor injuries.

Although both teams have some minor injuries, none of them are significant enough to affect the outcome of the game.

 

Prediction

The Giants have a more consistent lineup with fewer question marks and a more dominant pitching staff that has already shown they can handle the Cardinals. In addition, the Giants have home field advantage, which is always a factor in baseball.

While Miles Mikolas has the potential to be a strong starting pitcher for the Cardinals, his recent struggles make it difficult to see him having a big game against the Giants. The Giants have already faced Mikolas once this season and scored five runs off him in just four innings. It's possible that Mikolas could bounce back and have a better outing, but the Giants are just too strong offensively for him to shut them down completely.

On the other side, Logan Webb has shown that he can be a dominant pitcher when he's on his game. His ERA of 4.40 isn't great, but he's had some strong outings this season, including a six-inning, one-run performance against the Diamondbacks. The Cardinals have some solid hitters in their lineup, but Webb should be able to handle them if he's able to locate his pitches effectively.

Overall, this game looks to be in favor of the Giants. Their stronger offense and pitching staff, combined with home field advantage, should give them the edge they need to secure a win against the struggling Cardinals. The final score prediction is Giants 6, Cardinals 3.

 

Pick: Giants ML

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