Chicago Cubs
23-21
-104
-106
St Louis Cardinals
25-19
Sat, May 22 - 7:15p ET   |   FOX   |   Busch Stadium
By Landon Smith

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals MLB Preview and Free Picks 05/22/21

Chicago Cubs Will Try to Get a Win When Meet St Louis Cardinals from Busch Stadium - Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball Match Preview and Prediction Game on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

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Pitchers Matchups

Adbert Alzolay CHC
(W-2 / L-3 / 4.62-ERA)

Miles Mikolas STL
(W-0 / L-0 / 0.00-ERA)

Preview, Prediction and Picks

The Chicago Cubs play Game 2 of a three-game road series Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Chicago is 22-21 after a 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. Ian Happ hit two home runs and had three RBIs to help the Cubs win. Chicago has won four of the last five games and the Cubs are second in the NL Central three games behind the first Cardinals.

Kris Bryant is at .308 to lead Chicago and the third baseman has team-highs for hits at 44 and a .401 on-base percentage. Shortstop Javier Baez leads home runs with 10 and RBIs with 28. Chicago has hit 53 home runs in its first 43 games. Chicago will send the Alzolay announcement to the mound on Saturday. The right-hander is 2-3 with a 4.63 ERA, 39 Ks and 7 BBs.

St Louis improved to 25-18 after an 8-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty recorded his eighth win of the season, leading the majors. The Cardinals left Thursday and opened their series against the Cubs on Friday. St. Louis is first in the NL Central with a three-game lead over the second-place Cubs.

Nolan Arenado is at .304 to lead St. Louis and the third baseman has team-highs in homers with 10, RBIs with 31 and strikes with 51. Left fielder Dylan Carlson is the leader and on-base percentage of .379 . St. Louis hit 54 home runs in his first 43 games. On Saturday, St. Louis will send Miles Mikolas to the mound. The right-hander will make his season debut Saturday with the Cardinals.

 

WINNER: Chicago Cubs @ -104

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By Landon Smith, on 7:15p ET