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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (28-27) host the St. Louis Cardinals (25-32) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET. The Pirates are moneyline underdogs (+130) against the favored Cardinals (-150). St. Louis has Jack Flaherty starting, while Pittsburgh counters with Roansy Contreras.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Friday, June 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -150 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet PT

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are sixth-best in MLB action with 76 total home runs.
    • St. Louis ranks 14th in MLB with a .252 batting average.
    • The Cardinals rank 11th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • St. Louis’ hitters strike out 8.2 times per game, the ninth-lowest average in the majors.
    • The Cardinals average 1.2 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (36 total in road outings).
    • St. Louis is averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game while slugging .406 away from home.
    • The team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .240 on the road this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis OPS (.905) this season. He has a .289 batting average, an on-base percentage of .393, and a slugging percentage of .512.
    • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, he is 28th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage, and 25th in slugging.
    • Nolan Gorman has 47 hits, which is tops among St. Louis batters this season. He’s batting .272 with 23 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .555 with an on-base percentage of .360.
    • He is 55th in batting average, 37th in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging in MLB.
    • Nolan Arenado is batting .263 with a .432 slugging percentage and 36 RBI this year.
    • Arenado enters this game with three games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .250 with two doubles, two walks and two RBI.
    • Tommy Edman has six home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .259 this season.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 53 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
    • Pittsburgh has a team batting average of .245 this season, which ranks 17th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .322 this season, which ranks 15th in the league.
    • Pittsburgh is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking 10th with an average of 8.5 strikeouts per game.
    • In 25 games at home this season, they’ve hit 18 homers, an average of 0.7 per contest.
    • Pittsburgh has a team slugging percentage of .376 in home games this season with 67 extra-base hits.
    • In 25 home games this season, they have a batting average of .240 while averaging 7.6 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has a .495 slugging percentage, which paces the Pirates. He’s batting .282 with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average puts him 41st, his on-base percentage ranks 84th, and he is 36th in slugging.
    • Andrew McCutchen’s .369 on-base percentage leads his team. He has a batting average of .273 while slugging .453.
    • Including all qualified hitters, his batting average puts him 54th, his on-base percentage is 23rd, and he is 66th in slugging.
    • Carlos Santana has 14 doubles, three home runs and 26 walks while batting .226.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .221 with 12 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 15 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Jack Flaherty (STL) Pitcher Roansy Contreras (PIT)
    3 – 4 W/L 3 – 4
    58 IP 52
    4.81 ERA 4.33
    1.534 WHIP 1.385
    9.0 K/9 6.2
    5.3 BB/9 4.0

    Cardinals vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lars Nootbaar: day-to-day (Back)
    • Pirates: Vince Velásquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Ji-Man Choi: 60 Day IL (Achilles), Wil Crowe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Santana: day-to-day (Lumbar spine)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cardinals and Pirates (Last 10 Games)


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