The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at Oracle Park. The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants look to snap a five-game losing streak.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in five of their last eight games. The Cardinals have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or fewer runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 32 hits and 23 RBI, while Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 53 hits and 25 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.56 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Matz is 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants have scored four runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in four straight games. The Giants have lost seven straight games when scoring three or fewer runs. Wilmer Flores leads the Giants with 24 hits and 13 RBI, while Thairo Estrada and Brandon Crawford have combined for 44 hits and 24 RBI. Logan Webb gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Webb is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and 4 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games and 36-15 in their last 51 overall. The Giants are 46-16 in their last 62 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Giants last 6 overall. The Cardinals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The St. Louis Cardinals are starting to heat up, but Steven Matz hasn’t been all that impressive up to this point, allowing 29 hits and 12 runs in 23.2 innings. The San Francisco Giants need a win to stop the bleeding, their offense is due for a breakout performance and Logan Webb has been incredible at home dating back to last season. Webb has allowed five runs through 20 innings at home this year, and he had a 1.96 ERA in 73.1 innings at home last year. This feels like just what the doctor ordered for the Giants to get back on track.