Cardinals vs Padres Preview & Free Pick

St. Louis (77-45) at San Diego (61-62)
When: Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Time: 4:10 ET
TV: DirecTV 671, 694 Radio: XM 189

Open an Account at Bovada Sportsbook Now! Sign up at to get up to a $250 Deposit Bonus and to bet all the Web’s best MLB Baseball odds and props!

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Padres are creeping back into the N.L. West race. After last night’s 8-0 thrashing of the Cardinals, the Pads are only 1 game under .500 and just 6.5 games behind the struggling Dodgers. San Diego was a preseason dark-horse by many (including myself) to reach the Playoffs this year. The year didn’t start out well, but now things are clicking in San Diego. They have won 7 of their last 8 and have a chance to sweep the Cardinals today. In their current 5-game winning streak they have outscored their opponents 34-8. That’s pretty impressive. St. Louis still owns a 3.5 game lead in the N.L. Central over Pittsburgh. They don’t have anything to worry about, they’ve just ran into a hot Padres team this weekend.

Michael Wacha will take his 14-4 record into today’s game against rookie Colin Rea who will be making only his 3rd start. He’s 2-0, but has failed to get beyond the 5th inning in his previous two starts.


The Padres are hot, but I think the Cardinals will salvage the final game of this series today. The pitching matchup heavily favors them.

Pick: Cardinals -140