SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants meet Thursday in MLB action at Oracle Park. The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing five of their last six games.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 31 hits and 23 RBI, while Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 48 hits and 22 RBI. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 1.52 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Mikolas is 1-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Giants have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 21 hits and 14 RBI, while Wilmer Flores and Joc Pederson have combined for 39 hits and 23 RBI. Logan Webb gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Webb is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and 4 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
Miles Mikolas has been incredible through 29.2 innings, allowing 21 hits and five runs while striking out 25. However, Logan Webb has been terrific at home dating back to last season, and that includes a 2.25 ERA and .260 allowed batting average in 20 innings this season. The San Francisco Giants are due for a win to stop the bleeding, and their ace on the mound at home seems to be just what the doctor ordered. Give me the Giants.