|Written by Michael|
Bet on the MLBThe St. Louis Cardinals look to keep the San Francisco Giants losing ways at home continuing Monday night when the two teams meet in the second game of the NLCS. The first pitch of game two is scheduled to be thrown in AT&T Park at 8:00 PM ET and the television coverage will be provided by FOX.
Almost inexplicably, the Giants are 0-3 at home thus far in the postseason after dropping the first 2 games to Cincinnati before rallying on the road to capture 3 straight and advance to face the Cardinals. In the regular season, San Francisco (0-1) had a .593 win percentage near the bay. Last night, St.Louis (1-0) scored 2 runs in the second inning, then the teams traded 4 run fourths and that was all the scoring in the Cards 6-4 victory.
Tonight's pitching matchup finds righthander Chris Carpenter going for the Cardinals and another righty, Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants. Carpenter was just 0-2 in his shortened 2012 campaign with a 3.71 ERA, but he has a 10-2 career playoff record. Vogelsong was 14-9 with an ERA of 3.37 during the year.
While San Fran struggles at home, St. Louis has won 8 of 11 on the road the past 2 years in the postseason.
San Francisco is a home favorite tonight from BetRoyal.com baseball odds at a -$112, while St. Louis is a +$102. The under/over of 6.5 total runs is available on a $115/$100 moneyline.
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