I am still betting some baseball from a personal wagering standpoint despite the fact I ended my MLB service releases for the website for the season at the All-Star Break. Here is a free play on the Saturday baseball card.
St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Recommendation: Pittsburgh -130
This is not a bad price at all to back Pittsburgh and their surging starter Jameson Taillon who has been very consistent for them in recent outings. Taillon is 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in his last three starts with the Pirates picking up the W in each of those games. He's allowed just 2 runs over 17.1 innings of work during that span and the Pirates have a 2-0 mark when Taillon has started against the Cardinals. I think there is some downward trajectory on the way for Lance Lynn. He has not pitched as well outside of Busch Stadium entering this game with a 4.42 ERA on the road this season and the Cardinals have not been winning with Lynn on the mound just 3-7 as a team in the last 10 Lynn starts. In those last 10 starts, Lynn has only pitched more than 7 innings twice and that's bad news considering the struggles the Cardinals mediocre bullpen has endured all season long. Lynn was crushed for 7 runs in 5.2 innings in his last start against Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh was 5-1 in their last 6 games going into the All-Star Break and took the first game of this series coming out of the break last night. The Pirates have some momentum and are a team worth riding here in this reasonable price range.