Match-Up: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies

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Phillies starter, Kyle Kendrick has really struggled this season. He is 0-1 with a 7.61 ERA in five starts and has only lasted more than five innings on one occasion. In his last ten innings, he has given up five home runs. Expect an aggressive Cardinal team to strike early in this contest. The Cardinal rank third in the National League with 31 team home runs.

The Cardinals will trot out righty starter Brad Penny. Penny has been excellent with the Cardinals this season, posting a 3-1 with a 1.56 ERA in 34 innings. Penny has been good against the Phillies in his career, posting a 9-4 record with a 3.48 ERA.

Overall, St. Louis pitching has been excellent this year. They rank third in baseball with a .230 BAA (batting average against). I’m picking St. Louis solely based on rolling with a hot pitcher against one who has really struggled recently.

The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals

May Record: 3-1