Home and Away: Predictions for Cardinals-Braves Game 1

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The Cardinals send Miles Mikolas to the mound tonight against the very dangerous Atlanta Braves. They’re basically a .500 club away from home.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 50-31; Away: 41-40
  • Starting pitcher: Miles Mikolas Home 5-6; Away 4-8
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 3.01/1.05; Away 5.40/1.42
  • Closer: Carlos Martinez Home 12 SV; 14 SVO; WHIP 0.92; 1.82 ERA/ Away 12 SV; 13 SVO; WHIP 1.44; 4.56 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .314; wRC+ 95; Avg .245
  • Best Hitter: Paul DeJong Home wOBA .301; wRC+ 90; Avg .219/ Away wOBA .343; wRC+ 110; Avg .247
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Mikolas vs Ronald Acuna Jr. Avg .222; 9 AB; 0 R; 2 H; 2 SO; .444 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 41.9;

The Braves are best positioned to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cardinals won’t be getting in the way of that. SP Dallas Keuchel hits the mound and is still an unknown commodity to many NL hitters, since coming over from the American League mid-season. He’ll most likely stifle the Cards hitters.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 50-31; Away: 47-34
  • Starting pitcher: Dallas Keuchel Home 4-3; Away 4-5
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 2.74/1.16; Away 5.01/1.63
  • Closer: Luke Jackson Home 6 SV; 10 SVO; WHIP 1.28; 3.41 ERA/ Away 12 SV; 15 SVO; WHIP 1.51; 4.23 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .332; wRC+ 102; Avg .258
  • Best Hitter: Ronald Acuna Jr. Home wOBA .369; wRC+ 125; Avg .281/ Away wOBA .369; wRC+ 128; Avg .278
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Keuchel vs Paul DeJong No Data
  • Misc: Team WAR 42.1;

Staff pick: Atlanta Braves
Vitamin Cee’s pick: TBD

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