MLB Sunday Night Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees – April 16, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees

In Major League Baseball, the Sunday Night Baseball game will take place Easter Sunday at Yankee Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals will mix it up against the New York Yankees. The Yankees have won the first two games of this series. St. Louis is in last place in the National League Central with a 3-8 record on the season.

The New York Yankees are the hottest team in all of Major League Baseball. The Yankees have won six straight games, including both games in this series by a single run. The Yankees are 7-4 on the season, behind only Baltimore in the American League East. The New York Yankees are -133 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday Night.

Yankees Seeking Sweep

The New York Yankees are looking for their first sweep of the season. The Yankees started slow, winning just 1 out of their first 5 games of the season. Since then, New York won the final game in Baltimore, swept Tampa Bay, and have won the first two games in this series. The Yankees have not allowed more than 4 runs in a single game during the streak.

The New York offense is hitting .260 on the season. The on base percentage for the Yankees this season has been .341. The Yankees walked 11 times in the win over the Cardinals on Saturday. New York will send Michael Pineda to the mound in this game. The 28 year old is 1-1 with an earned run average of just shy of 4.00 on the season.

Cardinals Seeking Help

Mike Matheny and the St. Louis Cardinals are looking for help, and looking as soon as possible. The Cardinals have been lousy in every category of the game. The St. Louis batting average this season is .215, led by Aledmys Diaz, who is batting .273. The Cardinals have seen Stephen Piscotty lead the team with 11 runs batted in.

The Cardinals are going to send their veteran Adam Wainwright to the mound. The 35 year old is 0-2 on the season with an earned run average of 7.00. The Cardinals starting pitching has not been real strong either, with a 4.76, and teams are batting .275 against the Cardinals this season.

Take the Yanks

The Cardinals are simply playing uninspired, poor, baseball. Wainwright is a shadow of his old self and we look for him to get somewhat embarrassed on Sunday Night Baseball.

The Yankees are small favorites in this one at -133 and that seems like the right bet. Taking Pineda and Yankees MoneyLine tonight on ESPN. Bet the Yankees -133.