SUNDAY SLAM MLB #3
Cincinnati Reds (20-25) at St. Louis Cardinals (19-19)
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm
Normally I am pretty good about backing the Cardinals at home, especially against Cincinnati, who I stand behind saying as the biggest disappointment in the national league after all the hype and fanfare that surrounded this team coming into the year. However, Carlos Martinez has fallen off of a cliff for the Cardinals’ rotation, going from staff ace a few years ago, to wondering how he’s still getting the start. Martinez has allowed 10 runs in 7.1 innings across two starts this season and while Tyler Mahle is no world beater for the Reds, he’s pitched more capably lately and this line would be a lot heavier towards the Cardinals if someone didn’t know something. I’ll side with Cincinnati as my premium pick for this game.