Pittsburgh Pirates vs St-Louis Cardinals – 8-11-15 – MLB
The Pittsburgh Pirates will meet NL Central foe the St Louis Cardinals in a Major League Baseball game. Mock draft fantasy cash league managers can tune to MLB Network on Tuesday August 11th to follow the results of their rosters.
As the clubs meet on Tuesday the Pirates have won three straight and five of their past six games with the Cardinals. Pittsburgh has moved to within four games in the loss column back of St Louis. They enter hot after sweeping of the LA Dodgers over the weekend to move to a four game win streak. The team has gotten great production from their pitching staff by sitting second in the league in Team ERA at 3.24.
St Louis has the best record in baseball at 71-40. They host Pittsburgh winners of four of their past five games. Their starting staff leads MLB in quality starts at 75. The Cardinals are number one in baseball in Team ERA at 2.60.
Pittsburgh Pirates CF: Andrew McCutchen has been red hot. He is batting .563 in his past seven days with two homers and eight RBIs. McCutchen has 17 homers and 74 RBIs on the year.
Pittsburgh Pirates LF: Starling Marte has hit St Louis pitching this year with a batting average of .343. Marte is batting .285 on the season with 13 homers and 57 RBIs.
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B: Neil Walker is having a good month of August with a hitting average of .348 with two homers. Walker has 11 homers and 44 RBIs on the season. He has had back to back multiple hit games.
Pittsburgh Pirates RF: Gregory Polanco will carry a four game winning streak into Tuesday. He has multiple hits in two of his past four games. Polanco is batting .286 with two homers in his past seven days.
Pittsburgh Pirates C: Francisco Cervelli is hot batting .500 over his past seven days with a homer and 3 RBIs. He is coming off a three hit night on Sunday against the Dodgers. Cervelli has multiple hits in three of his past four games.
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B: Jung Ho Kang has hit Cardinals pitching this year at .387 with two homers. He is batting .293 on the year with 9 homers and 39 RBIs. Kang has hits in four straight games.
Pittsburgh Pirates P: Jeff Locke is 6-6 with an ERA of 4.31 and WHIP of 1.39. He pitched on August 5th at home to Chicago and allowed four earned runs over 5 2/3rd innings. Locke has had trouble pitching deep into games.
St Louis Cardinals RF: Jason Heyward leads the everyday Cardinals hitters with a .286 batting average with nine homers and 37 RBIs. He had a two hit game on Sunday at Milwaukee.
St Louis Cardinals C: Yadier Molina has moved up his average to .282 with two homers and 38 RBIs. He has improved his numbers after a slow start to the year. He looks to shake a 4 for 21 slump for the month of August.
St Louis Cardinals SS: Jhonny Peralta is batting .278 on the campaign with 16 homers and 55 RBIs. He is hitting .310 against the Pirates this year with two homers.
St Louis Cardinals 3B: Matt Carpenter is batting .348 over the past seven days with four homers. He is hot and has pulled his batting average up to .266 with 17 homers and 60 RBIs.
St Louis Cardinals 2B: Kolten Wong is hitting .306 against Pirates pitching this year with three homers. He hopes his performance against Pittsburgh this year can help him break a 4 for 30 slump in August.
St Louis Cardinals LF: Randal Grichuk is batting .444 against the Pirates on the year. He is hitting .286 with 14 homers and 43 RBIs season to date.
St Louis Cardinals P: Carlos Martinez is 11-4 with an ERA of 2.57 and WHIP of 1.28. He threw on August 5th at Cincinnati and allowed one earned run over five innings pitched. St Louis is 7-1 in Martinez past eight starts.
One Day League MLB Fantasy Picks
P: Carlos Martinez (Cardinals)
CF: Andrew McCutchen (Pirates)
LF: Starling Marte (Pirates)
RF: Jason Heyward (Cardinals)
3B: Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)
2B: Kolten Wong (Cardinals)