Gambling in sports handicappers were surprised at the Cardinals sports book gambling success for 2009 as the pitching staff emerged as one of the best in baseball. The Cardinals entered the 2009 gambling in sports season facing a lot of doubts and skepticism about their sports book gambling rotation but the staff rallied under the guidance of pitching coach Dave Duncan to finish fourth best on online sports gambling for staff earned run average.
Manager Tony La Russa boasts that his gambling in sports rotation is as good as any in baseball and he would stack his top four starters up against any team in the game.
Starters Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright finished second and third respectively in the National League Cy Young Award race last year while Kyle Lohse is just one year removed from a 15-win season and Brad Penny is expected to be in top form for the 2010 gambling in sports season.
Last year Carpenter capped off a stellar gambling in sports season with a record of 17-4 and a 2.24 earned run average with 3 complete games and 1 shutout. Carpenter struck out 144 batters in 192.2 innings of work.
Carpenter had a disappointing gambling in sports post season, however, as he was lit up for 9 hits and 4 earned runs in 5 innings of action. Prior to that, however, he had a gambling in sports playoff record of 5-1. Wainwright had a gambling in sports record of 19-8 with a 2.63 earned run average.
Wainwright was a solid power pitcher that struck out 212 batters in 233 innings of work. He also had a solid performance in his only playoff appearance last year as he allowed just 3 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings of work.
One key loss from the rotation is Joel Pineiro who is now with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Pineiro finished 15-12 with a 3.49 earned run average last year.