Cardinals at Diamondbacks 9/25/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 09/25/2019 at 12:33 PM ET

The Wednesday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks from Chase Field. Last night, these two teams battled for 19 innings before St. Louis fell by a 3-2 final score. Dexter Fowler and Paul Goldschmidt each went deep for the Cardinals, who lead Milwaukee by 2.5 games for first place in the NL Central Division.

Twenty-eight year old righty Michael Wacha (6-7 4.68 ERA) will take the mound for the Cardinals in this matchup. Wacha has surrendered 26 home runs and walked 53 batters in 125 innings this season.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are four games above .500 overall and have proven to be one of the scrappiest teams in the majors. On Tuesday, Ildemaro Vargas singled Carson Kelly home with the winning run. SP Mike Leake allowed one run in six innings and did not factor in the decision for the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks will turn to thirty year old right-hander Merrill Kelly (12-14 4.31 ERA) on Wednesday. Kelly has won consecutive starts and has not allowed a run in his last 14 innings of work.

Arizona SS Ketel Marte has been shut down for the final week of the season with a stress reaction in his lower back. Through 158 games, St. Louis ranks 21st in OPS and 20th in runs scored. For the season, Arizona ranks 13th in OPS and 11th in runs scored. Take the Cardinals to win the rubber game. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals 6-4.

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