Fantasy Baseball 2013 Week 2, Pitching Advantages and Bet The Cardinals

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Fantasy Baseball 2013 Week 2, Pitching Advantages and Bet The Cardinals

Fantasy Baseball 2013 Week 2 pitching advantages easily go to the St. Louis Cardinals based on past stats (assuming the starting pitcher of the opposing team sticks around for very long).  For sports bettors, the Cardinals should be atop your list of bets for Week 2.

Tristan H. Cockcroft of ESPN notes that nearly all of the Cards foes have struggled against them in the past.

Case in point: Yovani Gallardo of the Milwaukee Brewers has just a single win, five quality starts, a 6.72 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP in 14 career starts against St. Louis.  Gallardo is expected to face the Cards some time later in the week.

Week 2 should start off a whole lot worse if history is any indication.

Monday’s starter for the Cincinnati Reds, Matt Latos, is just 1-7 in quality starts against St. Louis with a 9.00 ERA.

Tuesday’s starter, Bronson Arroyo, is 16-31 against the Cardinals with a 4.56 ERA.

Wednesday’s starting pitcher, Homer Bailey, is just 5 for 13 vs. St. Louis with a 5.00 ERA.

The Cardinals should also be getting back David Freese at some point later in the week. 

Cockcroft has Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals and Madison Bumgarner of San Francisco atop his list of Fantasy pitchers for Week 2.

- Don Shapiro,

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