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    Lane Thomas will try to collect his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when the Washington Nationals (48-88) take on the St. Louis Cardinals (80-56) on Wednesday at 7:45 PM ET. The Nationals are underdogs (+252) versus the Cardinals (-311). Jordan Montgomery gets the starting nod for St. Louis, and Cory Abbott is Washington’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -311 8

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals rank sixth-best in MLB play with 172 total home runs.
    • The Cardinals have the sixth-best batting average in the majors (.257).
    • The Cardinals are second in the league with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • The Cardinals strike out 7.6 times per game, the sixth-fewest mark in baseball.
    • The Cardinals average 1.3 homers per home game this season (88 total at home).
    • The Cardinals are slugging .432 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .255 at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in OBP (.416), slugging percentage (.612) and total hits (159) this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Goldschmidt is first in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is second in slugging.
    • Nolan Arenado is hitting .301 with 36 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 44 walks.
    • Among qualified hitters, Arenado’s batting average places him 12th, his on-base percentage 22nd, and his slugging percentage sixth.
    • Tommy Edman has 132 hits this season and has a slash line of .263/.322/.408.
    • Edman has picked up a hit in nine straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .368 with five doubles, four home runs and eight RBI.
    • Dylan Carlson is batting .240 with a .316 OBP and 39 RBI for St. Louis this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals’ 115 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.
    • The Nationals’ .250 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .314 this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • The Nationals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking second with an average of 7.4 strikeouts per game.
    • In 67 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 50 homers, an average of 0.7 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .377 in away games this season with 165 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.8 base hits per game and batting .257 on the road this season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Keibert Ruiz is hitting .251 with 22 doubles, seven home runs and 30 walks.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Ruiz is 78th in batting average, 104th in on-base percentage and 125th in slugging percentage.
    • Cesar Hernandez’s .317 slugging percentage paces his team.
    • Including all qualified players, Hernandez’s batting average puts him 81st, his on-base percentage is 106th, and he is 139th in slugging.
    • Nelson Cruz a has .314 on-base percentage to lead the Nationals.
    • Thomas leads his team with 98 hits.

    Cardinals vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Montgomery Abbott
    27 GS 4
    8-3 W-L 0-2
    3.15 ERA 4.39
    151.1 IP 26.2
    29 BB 13
    129 SO 24

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