MY DEAR FRIEND HUGO:
I had the OVER in Game 6 with a 10-9 victory by the Cardinals in extra innings. I fully expect another high-scoring contest in Game 7 tonight in St. Louis. Odds makers have once again set the number too low in this one folks.
Matt Harrison and Chris Carpenter are in tough spots here. It is very unlikely that both of these starters perform well tonight. Harrison gave up five runs in 3 2/3 innings in his Game 3 start against St. Louis, which resulted in a 16-7 victory by the Cardinals. Harrison is 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA in three starts and four games during the postseason.
Chris Carpenter has pitched very well for most of the postseason, though the only time he was really roughed up came on his only start on three days' rest. He was tagged for four runs and five hits in just three innings - his shortest outing of the season - during a 5-4 victory in Philadelphia in Game 2 of the NLDS.
The OVER is 9-3-2 in Rangers last 14 games following a loss. The OVER is 7-2-1 in Cardinals last 10 interleague games as a favorite. Both bullpens blew up last night, and each team will certainly have to rely on their bullpens again tonight as neither of these starters goes deep into the game. Bet the OVER in Game 7 Friday.
KIND REGARDS, and I hope to see you again as a suscriber in the MLB 2012 season!