- The Yankees are -139 road favorites over the Cardinals on Friday night
- Lefty Nestor Cortes Jr. (9-3, 2.53) will start for New York against Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10)
- A look at the Yankees vs Cardinals odds can be found below with a pick
The American League East-leading Yankees (70-36, 41-15 home), who were off Thursday, have lost three of their last four games, including 7-3 to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in New York.
The Cardinals (57-48, 32-20), however, are on a four-game winning streak and swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs on Thursday at home by scores of 4-3 and 7-4.
Yankees vs Cardinals Odds
|New York Yankees||-139||-1.5 (+114)||Over 8 (-118)|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+117||+1.5 (-141)||Under 8 (+100)|
Odds as of August 4th at Barstool Sportsbook.
The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy with an 85-degree gametime temperature, a low of 75 and southeast wind at 3-5 mph.
Yankees vs Cardinals Probable Pitchers
Left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. (9-3, 2.53) is scheduled to pitch for the Yankees against Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10). Both will be pitching on five days of rest.
Cortes vs Hudson
Cortes has not lost in his last six starts, going 3-0 with a 3.03 ERA. He got the win against the visiting Kansas City Royals last Saturday when he allowed two runs and five hits over five innings with five strikeouts and two walks.
Nasty Nestor can also field his position.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 30, 2022
This will be the first time Cortes has faced the Cardinals in his career. His AL Cy Young odds are +6000.
The All-Star is 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA in 10 starts on the road this season. He has a 4-3 record in 10 starts at night and a 3.29 ERA. The Yankees are 14-5 when Cortes toes the slab.
Hudson is 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA in his last four starts.
He lost to the Nationals last Saturday in Washington in his first start after missing 15 days with a strained neck. Hudson worked 4.1 innings and gave up two runs, four hits and two walks while striking out one.
The #STLCards have activated RHP Dakota Hudson (neck strain) from the 15-day IL.
RHP James Naile has been optioned to Memphis (AAA).
Hudson will start tonight’s game against Washington. pic.twitter.com/yBx0WS6hRq
— 101 ESPN St. Louis (@101espn) July 30, 2022
Hudson will also be facing the Yankees for the first time.
Hudson has pitched well at Busch Stadium this season with a 4-2 record and 2.98 ERA in 10 starts. He is 3-3 with a 4.10 ERA in nine starts at night. The Cardinals are 8-11 in his starts.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Yankees Batters||Batting Average vs Dakota Hudson|
|Cardinals Batters||Batting Average vs Nestor Cortes Jr.|
The Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo is 2 for 5 versus Hudson with the hits being a double and home run. Albert Pujols is the only Cardinals’ batter to face Cortes and hit a home run in his lone plate appearance.
Yankees vs Cardinals Betting Outlook
Lars Nootbaar hit a tying sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and the game-winning single in the ninth inning to lift the Cardinals to victory over the Cubs in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader.
Lars called game! pic.twitter.com/GdUjQWfqU0
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 4, 2022
Brendan Donovan had two hits for St. Louis. Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Gorman hit back-to-back home runs.
In the second game, Tyler O’Neill hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie and help the Cardinals get the sweep.
Tommy Edman had three hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals. Goldschmidt had two hits and Nolan Arenado belted a two-run homer.
Kyle Higashioka provided the Yankees’ highlight in their loss to the Mariners on Wednesday with a two-run home run. He and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each had two of New York’s five hits.
Higgy Homer 💪 pic.twitter.com/yo00xoCdfx
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 3, 2022
The teams are playing for the first time since 2017 when the Yankees swept a three-game series at home. The Yankees hold a 9-3 edge over the Cardinals since interleague play began in 1997.
Yankees vs Cardinals Last 10 Games
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
Yankees vs Cardinals Prediction
Cortes has blossomed into one of the AL’s best pitchers this season. Let’s ride with him here against the inconsistent Hudson.
Pick: Yankees ML (-139)