Chicago Cubs vs St-Louis Cardinals – 7/6/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
It will be two rivals from the NL Central kicking off a series from Major League Baseball for Monday July 6th as the Chicago Cubs are at home facing the St Louis Cardinals. MLB draft managers can track the scoring of their fantasy baseball rosters from Wrigley Field at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV.
The Cardinals and Cubs have met nine times in the 2015 campaign thus far. St Louis has been dominant with seven wins. They met in late June for a three game series in St Louis with the Cardinals pulling out the sweep limiting the Cubs to a total of four runs in the three games combined.
St Louis possesses the best pitching staff in Major League Baseball with a Team ERA of 2.59 ranking tops in the league. They do so by not allowing many baserunners and their starters make quality starts. The Cardinals are number one in quality starts (56) and fifth best in WHIP (1.20). Entering Sunday’s action the Cardinals were six games in the loss column ahead of Pittsburgh in the division.
The Chicago Cubs enter this series on an up note winner of two straight and five of their past six games. The pitching has been fantastic as Cubs hurlers have allowed a total of five runs in their past six games.
St Louis Cardinals SS: Jhonny Peralta is having a good July with a batting average of .353. His average has moved to .297 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs.
St Louis Cardinals C: Yavier Molina was off to a slow start with the bat. He has improved greatly the past two months to move his batting average up to .292. His power numbers are down with two homers, 27 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .373.
St Louis Cardinals RF: Jason Heyward is hot to start the month of July with a .333 batting average. He has hits in seven of his past eight games. On the year Heyward is hitting .281 with nine homers and 29 RBIs.
St Louis Cardinals 2B: Kolton Wong is ice cold right now going through a 3 for 22 bad spell at the moment. He is hitless in his past seven games as his average for the year is down to .279.
St Louis Cardinals P: John Lackey is 6-5 in his eleven starts with an ERA of .257 and WHIP of 1.29. He has held his past four opponents to two runs or fewer and has wins in five of his past seven games.
Chicago Cubs 1B: Anthony Rizzo leads the everyday players with a batting average of .292 with 15 homers and 45 RBIs. He has produced solid power with a slugging percentage of .543.
Chicago Cubs 3B: Kris Bryant is hot at the moment with a batting average of .333 over his past seven days. On the year Bryant is hitting .279 with 12 homers and 49 RBIs. He enters play on a six game win streak.
Chicago Cubs SS: Starlin Castro is in a 4 for 21 slump as he enters play on Monday. Castro has a season batting average of .257 with five homers and 36 RBIs.
Chicago Cubs LF: Chris Coghlan has his average down to .254 as he is in the midst of a 2 for 12 slump. He has no extra base hits over his past six games.
Chicago Cubs CF: Dexter Fowler is slumping as he is 3 for his past 20 at the moment. Fowler is hitting just .228 with eight homers and 23 RBIs.
Chicago Cubs P: Jon Lester in his 16 starts as a Cub in 2015 has a record of 4-6 with an ERA of 3.74 and WHIP of 1.33. He had a bad start on June 25th against the Dodgers giving up four runs in four innings. He had a bounce back effort on July 1st against a weak hitting New York Mets team as he posted seven shutout innings. Lack of run support has Lester looking for his first win since May 16th.
Real Money MLB Fantasy Picks
P: John Lackey (Cardinals)
SS: Jhonny Peralta (Cardinals)
C: Yavier Molina (Cardinals)
RF: Jason Heyward (Cardinals)
1B: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)
3B: Kris Bryant (Cubs)