This week the 2015 MLB season features the All-Star Game on Tuesday the 14th of July, and preceded on Monday the 13th of July 2015 the Home Run Derby. Then the 2nd half of the MLB season gets underway and the 1st game we preview is on Friday the 17th of July 2015 between the Mets of New York playing the Cardinals of St. Louis with the game being played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri at 8:15 PM ET.
To date the Mets at 47 and 42 have been making the Nationals who lead the East division of the National league at 48-39 a bit uncomfortable, as the Mets only trail Washington by some 2 games.
For those that Bet on MLB at a Sportsbook you have hope the All Star break starting Monday does not cool you team down, as they closed the 1st half of the MLB season on a hot streak winning their last 4 games in that half. That 4 game streak included beating the D-Backs of Arizona in 3 straight games.
In this Friday game they are seeking to continue winning as they travel to St. Louis to play the Cardinals 56-33, who as of late have been a struggling. The Mets will start N. Syndergaard who lately is 3-0 from the mound with an ERA of 1.23 in those 3 games.
In this game the Mets will be looking for offensive power from K. Nieuwenhuis who this past Sunday was 3 for 4 for the outfielder, and M. Cuddyer in their last 3 games had 5 hits at 12 at bats with .417 average and 1 homerun.
If you’re a fan of the Cardinals of St. Louis you know your team just lost 3 games to the red hot Pirates of Pittsburgh, but the team is anxious to get back to winning as the face the Met this Friday. Taking a look at the records, the Cardinals since back in 2012 in ten games at home stadium are with 7 wins and 3 losses against the Mets of New York.
To this moment the Cardinals have not named their starting pitcher, but we believe it will be L. Lynn who tops their rotation staff. Apart from a couple of disappointing games in the 1st half of the 2015 MLB season, Lynn was able to end the 1st half with 6 wins and 5 losses and an ERA of 2.90.
If the Cardinals pitchers are to make a comeback, they will have to regroup and regain their previous dominating performance in the MLB as in July the bullpen for St. Louis is with the 4th highest ERA in the National League at 4.73.
On offense the Cardinal have struggled as of late as during July in 13 games the team only averaged some 3.5 runs in each game and the team hitting average for that period was a mere .217. However, 1 Cardinal player has been hot at the bat lately, and that’s R. Grichuk who in the last 7 games he average .407. Having previously been the hottest team in 2015 MLB in the first half, the media experts think the Cards will make a comeback with their dominating offense and win this game 5-3 over the Mets of New York on Friday night.