St-Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs – 5/4/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Major League Baseball Monday night baseball over ESPN TV on Monday May 4th will feature the St Louis Cardinals hosting NL Central rivals the Chicago Cubs getting underway at 8PM Eastern Time.
A check of the standings of the NL Central and we see the St Louis Cardinals hosting the top spot with a mark of 18-6. They suffered a major blow a few weeks back as they hose their ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright for the season to injury while hitting. The Cardinals will host the Cubs on a six game win streak as they swept the Cubs winning low scoring one run decisions as they push across a total of six ones over the three days. To accomplish that you need good pitching and the Cardinals have it as the lead Major League Baseball in Team ERA at just 2.21 on the year.
The Chicago Cubs were active during the winter meetings making some big signing to give the fan base hopeful for a successful 2015 campaign. The Cubs sit in second place at 13-10 sitting four games behind the first place St Louis Cardinals Their pitching staff gives up very few baserunners with a WHIP of 1.13 ranking seventh best in Major League Baseball.
Chicago Cubs 1B: Anthony Rizzo sits atop the everyday players on the Cubs with a batting average of .368. He takes the four game win streak into this Monday night game. With 15 walks on the campaign Rizzo has an on base percentage of .471 on the year. His home run total is just 3 season to date.
Chicago Cubs SS: Starlin Castro is batting .309 but has gone hitless in three of his past four games. He has 12 RBI’s but just three extra base hits.
Chicago Cubs CF: Dexter Fowler is batting .278 on the year as the seven year pro has hits in seven of his past eight games. If on base Fowler is a threat to steal a base with seven on the season.
Chicago Cubs P: Travis Wood makes his fifth start of the year. He sits at 2-1 on the year with an ERA of 304. His stuff has been very good early on this campaign with a batting average against of just .216 with aWHIP of just 1.05.
St Louis Cardinals 3B: Matt Carpenter leads the Cardinals with a .365 batting Carpenter. He has hit in three of four games. On the year the third base man has 16 RBI’S with four home runs.
St Louis Cardinals LF: Matt Holiday is in the midst of a 0-12 slump entering play. His batting average has dropped to .321 and Holiday has one homer and 14 RBI’s on the year.
St Louis Cardinals 1B: Matt Adams is hot as he brings a six game win streak into play on Monday. He season numbers read a .309 batting average with 3 homers runs and 15 RBI’s. Adams is 12 for his last 25.
St Louis Cardinals SS: The 12 year old veteran Jhonny Peralta is hitting .308 on the year for the Cardinals. He has two home runs and 12 RBI’s on the campaign.
St Louis Cardinals 2B: Kolten Wong is hitting .294 for St Louis. He is coming off a 3 for 4 run with a home on Sunday night Baseball.
St Louis Cardinals CF: John Jay is in an early season slump as he is hitting .231 on the year with no homers and 10 RBI’s. His is just 3 of his last 20 at the plate.
St Louis Cardinals Catcher: Molina is hitting just .231 on the campaign with no homers and ten RBI’s. Molina is in a slump as he is just 3 of his past 29 as he takes the field against the Cubs on Monday.
St Louis Cardinals Pitcher: Carlos Martinez takes the mound for St Louis. Martinez a right hander is 3-0 in four starts with an ERA of 1.73 and WHIP of .104. The two year veteran opponents are hitting just .185 against the Martinez as he has thrown a total of 26 innings season to date.
Baseball Mock Draft Manager Picks
P: Carlos Martinez (Cardinals)
CF: Dexter Fowler (Cubs)
1B: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)
2B: Kolton Wong (Cardinals)
SS: Johnny Peralta (Cardinals)
3B: Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)