Starting pitchers are Brett. Meyers for the Astros and Brad Penny both are (0-0). Penny takes the mound the first time with his new team at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, when he’ll try to add to the Astros’ misery by dealing the Cardinals’ NL Central rivals an eighth straight loss. Penny (0-0, 1.29 ERA) and Myers (0-0, 6.00) signed one-year deals a month apart, with Penny guaranteed at least $7.5 million and Myers set to earn at least $5 million before bonuses.
The Astros have scored 13 only runs in their seven losses, and could muster only seven singles in their 5-0 MLB betting series-opening loss to the Cardinals. The Astros pitching hasn’t been good, either.
Myers is 2-0 in four starts at the new Busch Stadium, but has a 7.33 ERA. Several Cardinals have teed off on the right-hander. Albert Pujols has also taken Penny deep twice, though his overall numbers (.310 in 29 at-bats) are more modest.
Pujols’ 2010 numbers, however, are anything but pedestrian. The three-time NL MVP is hitting .407 with five homers and 14 RBIs – 10 of which have come in his last three baseball betting games.
The Astros are 0-7. Nope, not good. Not good at all. So it can’t get much worse, but when will it get better? Tonight, let’s hope so as if not it could make for a long season.
Astros have lost 7 straight games.
Astros: 0-7 SU
Cardinals: 5-2 SU
Astros more recent:
While playing on Wednesday they are 5-5
Before playing Cardinals they are 0-10
After playing Cardinals they are 5-5
After a loss they are 1-9
Cardinals more recently:
While playing on Wednesday they are 6-4
Before playing the Astros they are 7-3
After playing the Astros they are 6-4
After a win they are 4-6