Stephen Nover's MLB Friday Bookie Basher
(MLB) Minnesota vs. St. Louis, 07/30/2021 8:15 PM, Score: 1 - 5
Money Line: -142.00 St. Louis (Home)
Result: Win
The Twins' highly disappointing season just got worse. Minnesota dealt its best pitcher, Jose Berrios, to the Blue Jays today. Berrios was supposed to start against St. Louis. Instead the Twins will go with reliever Griffin Jax, who has a 7.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.

The Cardinals are hanging in going 14-10 in their last 24 games.

St. Louis is pitching veteran lefty Wade LeBlanc, who has a 3.45 ERA with the Cardinals. He's backed by Alex Reyes, who has been one of the best closers in baseball with 24 saves in 25 opportunities and a 1.93 ERA.

Minnesota has lost 25 of the past 34 times it has faced a lefty starter.