Dylan Carlson will try to collect his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when the St. Louis Cardinals (91-66) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (59-98) on Saturday at 7:15 PM ET. The Cardinals are favored (-251) over the Pirates (+206). Jordan Montgomery starts for St. Louis while Pittsburgh will counter with Luis Ortiz.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Pirates

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium
Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
Cardinals -251 7

Cardinals Stats & Trends

Cardinals Batting

  • The Cardinals rank seventh-best in MLB action with 194 total home runs.
  • The Cardinals are ninth in the majors with a .252 batting average.
  • The Cardinals’ .325 on-base percentage is fourth-best in baseball.
  • Cardinals hitters strike out 7.6 times per game, the fifth-fewest strikeouts in the league.
  • The Cardinals have hit 96 home runs at home this season (1.2 per game).
  • The Cardinals have a .420 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game at home.
  • The club is batting .250 with 642 hits (8.1 per game) at home this season.

Cardinals Key Batters

  • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 177 hits and an OBP of .405, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .583.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Goldschmidt’s batting average ranks third, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is third in slugging.
  • Goldschmidt hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .316 with a double and two RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .293 with 41 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 51 walks.
  • Arenado is 16th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage and fifth in slugging in the major leagues.
  • Tommy Edman has collected 149 base hits, an OBP of .320 and a slugging percentage of .396 this season.
  • Brendan Donovan is batting .281 with a .394 OBP and 44 RBI for St. Louis this season.
  • Donovan has hit safely in four games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .308 with a double and four walks.

Pirates Stats & Trends

Pirates Batting

  • The Pirates have hit 155 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
  • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .221.
  • The Pirates are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 28th with an OBP of .290.
  • The Pirates rank just 29th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 whiffs per contest.
  • In 79 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 82 homers, an average of 1.0 per contest.
  • In 79 road games this season, they’re slugging .359 with 199 hits going for extra bases.
  • They are averaging 7.2 base hits per game and batting .216 on the road this season.

Pirates Key Batters

  • Bryan Reynolds has racked up an on-base percentage of .344, a slugging percentage of .456, and has 137 hits, all club-bests for the Pirates.
  • Including all qualified players in the big leagues, Reynolds’ batting average places him 66th, his on-base percentage is 37th, and he is 41st in slugging.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .246 with 24 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
  • Including all qualified players, Hayes is 85th in batting average, 87th in on-base percentage and 124th in slugging percentage.
  • Ben Gamel has 20 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 48 walks while hitting .232.
  • Oneil Cruz is batting .229 with 12 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 25 walks.

Cardinals vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

Montgomery Ortiz
31 GS 3
8-6 W-L 0-1
3.50 ERA 1.17
172.1 IP 15.1
35 BB 7
153 SO 17
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