Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals

Mike Soroka (13-4, 2.68 ERA) vs Adam Wainwright (14-10, 4.19 ERA)

Busch Stadium

Braves -125, o/u 8.0

 

Series Tied 1-1

The Cardinals and Braves have a pivotal Game 3 on tap in St. Louis today as both teams look to take the series advantage and move within one win of advancing. The Cardinals out-slugged the Braves in Game 1 en route to a 7-6 win. Folty out-dueled Flaherty in Game 2 en route to a 3-0 Braves win. Today’s matchup is interesting as we have veteran vs. rookie.

Pitching

Braves

The Braves will send Soroka to the mound for his first playoff appearance. He had a great rookie year, pitching to a 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in what will likely result in a second place finish in the NL ROY voting. It’s always tough to predict how a guy will handle the postseason atmosphere, as some guys do it brilliantly (Strasburg for example) while others (Kershaw for example) really struggle. We just witnessed Dobnak crumble under...