THURSDAY NIGHT MLB TOP PLAY #1
St. Louis Cardinals (22-22) at Pittsburgh Pirates (14-34)
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:05 pm
The Cardinals come into this one under .500 but they’re still in the wild card spots in the National League and are trying to keep pace with a suddenly hot Cincinnati Reds team. The difference is that the Cardinals still have six games in hand from their COVID stoppage a few weeks ago, and the Cards need to take advantage of winnable and soft schedule spots like these if they’re going to make the most out of those makeup games. The Pirates just seem disinterested with playing baseball at this point, losing eight straight games and just looking like they know their fate and just want to get the season over with so that they can go home to their families. I think the Cardinals come out strong here so I’ll back St. Louis on the run line as my premium pick for this game.