A day after their extra-inning loss to the Royals, the Cardinals will call upon Mike Leake (5-5, 4.25 ERA) in hopes of salvaging a series split in their interleague matchup with the defending World Series Champs. KC will counter with Chris “Not So” Young (2-7, 6.54 ERA) as they try to regain ground on the streaking Indians.
The Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 games against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 24-6 in their last 30 games as a moneyline favorite of -180 or more.
The Royals are 0-8 in their last 8 games as a moneyline underdog of +150 or more.
Young has been back-and-forth between the bullpen and the starters bump in a season he has not faired too well. The 11-year-vet has posted a 9.70 ERA in five road starts this year that have all resulted in Kansas City losses.
Mike Leake, a Cards’ offseason acquisition, has been okay this year, posting numbers similar to his career averages, and those numbers are pretty damn average. He won’t be surprising anyone with a no-hitter or anything, but he should be able to keep his team in most games and especially tonight vs the struggling Young.