(MLB) St. Louis vs. Miami, 04/06/2021 6:40 PM, Score: 4 - 2
Money Line: -130.00 Miami (Home)
Result: Loss
10* Miami (6:40 ET): The Marlins dropped yday’s series opener to the Cardinals by a score of 4-1. Their offense has been scuffling to start the season, but should get back on track Tuesday as they are set to face John Gant, who has not started a game since 2018. Gant has made 81 appearances as a reliever the last two seasons and generally has been more effective in that role. As a starter, he’s just 6-10 w/ a 3.99 ERA. The Cardinals may have to rely more on their bullpen in this game and that group hasn’t been particularly effective (5.82 ERA) so far.

Miami is 1-3, including a loss on Opening Day when they had tonight’s starter Sandy Alcantara on the mound. But don’t blame Alcantara for that one. He did his job, pitching six shutout innings of two-hit ball w/ seven strikeouts. The Marlins lost that game 1-0. Alcantara’s Opening Day performance came on the heels of a 2020 season where he posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts. I am anticipating he’ll pitch well this evening.

In the Marlins’ one victory this season, they scored 12 runs. Look for the offense to get back on track today. They have too many veteran hitters in the lineup to continue struggling at the plate like they did yesterday and on Opening Day. Cardinals’ pitching allowed 27 runs in the first three games of the season while their offense scored just one run after the first inning yesterday. I think this is a big win for the home team, who is 21-10 L31 as a favorite. 10* Miami