St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres 10/2/20 MLB Wild Card Picks and Predictions

St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres 10/2/20 MLB Wild Card Picks and Predictions Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (31-28) at San Diego Padres (37-24)

MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10:08 pm (Petco Park)

Jack Flaherty (4-3) (4.91) vs. () ()

The Line: San Diego Padres / St. Louis Cardinals --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday in an MLB Wild Card showdown at Petco Park. 

This series is currently tied at 1-1 which means the winner of this game moves on and the loser goes home. 

After the Cardinals ere able to come away with a victory in their first game, their pitching staff really let them down giving up 11 runs and 15 hits. Even though the pitching staff struggled, the offense looked good and that at least kept them close. Kolten Wong had a big game hitting a home run and driving in four RBIs. Harrison Bader also drove in two runs in this game. In this game it’s going to be about the pitching staff being better. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Padres who didn’t look good in the first game of the series, but they did get the confidence back in the second game. In the last game it was Fernando Tatis Jr and Wil Myers both hit two home runs and that was enough to come away with a victory. This is a team that has had a swagger all season, and getting out to a fast start is going to really put the pressure on the Cardinals. 

Jack Flaherty will get the start for the Cardinals and in 40.1 innings so far this year he currently sits with an ERA of over four. He is going to have his hands full in ths one and the last thing he can ahve happen is to take the team out of the game in the first inning with a blowup. 

The Cardinals are 3-9 in their last 12 playoff road games. The Padres are 2-7 in their last eight playoff games. The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last eight road games. The Padres are 26-12 in their last 38 games on grass.

The Padres have all sorts of confidence after what they did on Thursday and they are going to run up the score again in this game. The Padres on the money line and the over to cash are both strong plays in this one.

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