The MLB is back on the schedule today as the Chicago Cubs will clash with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri. This is game two of a three-game series.
Chicago Cubs Form
The Cubs are one of the most unlucky teams this season in the MLB. Moreover, they managed to miss out a playoff spot in the last few games. To be more specific, Chicago lost their last 9 games in a row. And now they can play only for pride and prestige. Also, it seems that their offensive game was not good enough as they averaged just 3.11 runs per game during their losing streak. Their away form stands at 31-47 on the road for the year.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cubs score an average of 5.02 runs per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 11th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they are on the 14th spot in hitting at .252 and 6th in homers with 250. On the mound, they are 7th in the league in ERA at 4.07. Additionally, they are ranking 15th in WHIP at 1.32 and 14th in K’s with 1411.
St. Louis Cardinals Form
The Cardinals are a team that managed to get into the playoffs this season. Moreover, the Cards were able to bounce back from the disappointments last year. Also, their rise did not stop here as they have a chance to clinch the top spot in the NL Central. Their recent record stands at 5 wins in their last 7 games. However, the two defeats came in their last two games against the Braves. The Cards home record stands at 49-29 for the year.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cardinals score an average of 4.70 runs per game which is the 21st record in the league. Also, they are ranked 22nd in hitting at .245 and 24th in homers with 204. On the mound, they are 5th in the league in ERA at 3.80, while also ranking 7th in WHIP at 1.26 and 16th in K’s with 1372.
The Cubs are in a freefall at the moment. At the begging on the season, they were the prime candidates to get a wildcard. However, their drop of form in the final weeks cost them. Now they are in a poor form and are facing a Cardinals team that is chasing the top spot in their division.
On the other side, St. Louis is playing well and they need to bounce back after their latest defeat against the Braves. They will aim to get the top spot in their division. Therefore, I believe that the Cardinals will win this way in a dominant way.
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