Money Line: -147.00 Philadelphia (Home)
I like the Philadelphia Phillies to win this game against the St Louis Cardinals on Sunday. The Phillies have looked really good in their games lately winning 2/3 of their previous 3 games. They lost their game yesterday 7-6 to the Cardinals but that was a game they were trailing 5-0 in after the 1st inning but managed to come back and tie it 5-5 then 6-6 again before losing 7-6 in the 9th inning. They still showed a lot of resilience in that game since they were never out of it and I think they are going to have another great offensive game here to put up enough runs to win this time while their pitching has a better day too. Zack Wheeler (6-4, 2.89 ERA) is up for the Phillies here and he has been really good this year. He has had a few slip ups in his 2 most recent starts but he didn't even pitch that badly giving up no more than 4 runs in those starts and I expect him to bounce back with a better performance in his own ballpark here. He has been striking out a lot of batters lately too with 8+ strikeouts in 4/5 of his previous 5 starts. I expect him to throw another great game here with a lot strikeouts and I see the Cardinals struggling to put up runs on him here. Adam Wainwright (6-5, 3.07 ERA) is up for the Cardinals here and he has been really up and down as a starter this year. He has pitched really well in some starts and has blown games with a lot of early runs in other games. He just had a great start in his most recent game but he had 2 bad starts in a row right before that and the Phillies offense has been really hot lately. No lead is safe with them lately and unless Wainwright pitches a perfect game here, I don't see them beating the Phillies after that game yesterday. I like the Phillies to win this game.
T.M. Prediction: 6-3 Phillies.