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The St. Louis Cardinals are taking on the San Francisco Giants tonight. Will Adam Wainwright fold tonight?

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction: Will Adam Wainwright Eventually Fold?

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants, 4-0 in yesterday's showdown. However, the Giants ended up winning the first game of the series. Therefore, we've got a rubber match on our hands between two teams that will likely be in the playoffs when the season is said and done.

Which team can you trust in ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball game? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Sunday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants.

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Cardinals vs. Giants Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:08 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

Cardinals vs. Giants Injury Report


Questionable: OF Harrison Bader (Heel)


Out: OF Steven Duggar (Oblique), 2B Tommy La Stella (Achilles)

Cardinals vs. Giants Line Movement

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction

For tonight's ESPN game, the Cardinals will pitch Adam Wainwright, a veteran right-hander. Wainwright has a 3.18 ERA but is 3-4 on the season.

However, Wainwright hasn't nearly been as good as his ERA suggests, with a 4.74 xFIP in the last 30 days. In that same time frame, he's got just 15.6% of strikeouts and has walked 11.5% of batters. He's still limited the power well enough.

Wainwright will take on a Giants lineup that has a .153 ISO and wOBA of .334 against righties in the last 30 days. San Francisco only strikes out 17.4% of the time and walks 9.6% of the time in those 30 days against righties.

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The main contributors when it comes to power would be two lefties in LaMonte Wade and Joc Pederson. But Wade's numbers are off just 13 plate appearances as he missed the beginning of the year.

For the Giants, it'll be left-handed ace Carlos Rodon. He’s 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA. He's also been worse than his ERA but still has put together a 3.29 xFIP along with 35.7% of strikeouts. Rodon has walked 8.7% of batters in the last 30 days, however, and isn't earning many ground balls. But takes those numbers with a grain of salt. It doesn't matter if he's striking out a whole bunch of hitters.

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Rodon will have to go up against a tough Cardinals lineup, however. The Cardinals have been terrific against lefties this year as the projected lineup for the Cardinals has a .158 ISO but a wOBA of .340 against lefties in the last 30 days.

The Cardinals also strike out just 15.4% of the time in that same time frame with 10.6% of walks against lefties. If they're able to limit strikeouts and put the ball in play, the Cardinals will tack on some runs along with the Giants. Let's take the Over 7.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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