Brendan Donovan has 98 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when his St. Louis Cardinals (85-60) square off against the Cincinnati Reds (57-87) on Saturday at 1:15 PM ET. The Cardinals are favored (-231) over the Reds (+193). St. Louis’ Dakota Hudson and Cincinnati’s Mike Minor pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Reds

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSMW
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium
Cardinals vs Reds Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
Cardinals -231 7.5

Cardinals Stats & Trends

Cardinals Batting

  • The Cardinals average 1.3 home runs per game to rank seventh in baseball with 182 total home runs.
  • The Cardinals have the seventh-best batting average in the league (.256).
  • The Cardinals are third in the league with an on-base percentage of .328.
  • Cardinals batters strike out 7.6 times per game, the fifth-lowest average in the league.
  • The Cardinals average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (94 total in home contests).
  • The Cardinals are slugging .429 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
  • The team is batting .254 with 620 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

Cardinals Key Batters

  • Paul Goldschmidt has 167 hits and an OBP of .413 to go with a slugging percentage of .606. All three of those stats lead St. Louis hitters this season.
  • Goldschmidt ranks second in batting average, second in on-base percentage, and third in slugging among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Goldschmidt hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with three doubles, three walks and two RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .299 with 40 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 45 walks.
  • Among qualified batters, Arenado is 13th in batting average, 21st in on-base percentage and fifth in slugging percentage.
  • Arenado takes a six-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last 10 outings he is batting .256 with four doubles, a home run, two walks and nine RBI.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .265 with a .407 slugging percentage and 55 RBI this year.
  • Donovan is batting .287 with a .394 OBP and 39 RBI for St. Louis this season.
  • Donovan heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .214 with three walks.

Reds Stats & Trends

Reds Batting

  • The Reds’ 145 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
  • The Reds have a team batting average of .240 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.
  • The Reds have an OBP of .308 this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • The Reds rank 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 whiffs per contest.
  • They’ve hit 61 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 72 road contests this season.
  • They have a team slugging percentage of .356 in away games this season with 175 extra-base hits.
  • In 72 road games this season, they have a batting average of .229 while averaging 7.7 base hits per contest.

Reds Key Batters

  • Kyle Farmer has accumulated a team-high OBP (.326) and slugging percentage (.397), and leads the Reds in hits (122).
  • Farmer ranks 54th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 94th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues.
  • Farmer heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .294 with two home runs and three RBI.
  • Jonathan India is batting .251 with 14 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 24 walks.
  • Nick Senzel is hitting .233 with 13 doubles, five home runs and 29 walks.
  • TJ Friedl is hitting .259 with eight doubles, five triples, six home runs and 13 walks.

Cardinals vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

Hudson Minor
0 GS 18
0-0 W-L 4-11
ERA 5.78
0 IP 95.0
0 BB 35
0 SO 75

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