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    The St. Louis Cardinals (31-43) match up against the Washington Nationals (27-45) a game after Dylan Carlson hit a pair of home runs in a 9-3 win over the Nationals. The Cardinals are favored (-168) in this matchup with the Nationals (+143), which begins at 4:05 PM ET on Wednesday. St. Louis’ Miles Mikolas gets the start against Washington’s Trevor Williams.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -168 9

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: MASN

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals average 1.4 home runs per game to rank sixth in MLB play with 105 total home runs.
    • St. Louis is 15th in MLB with a .250 batting average.
    • The Cardinals are 12th in baseball with a .325 on-base percentage.
    • St. Louis strikes out 8.3 times per game, the No. 13 average in baseball.
    • The Cardinals have hit 57 homers away from home this season (1.4 per game).
    • St. Louis has a .416 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .238 away from home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 82 hits and an OBP of .382, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .500. He’s batting .291.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, he is 19th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage, and 23rd in slugging.
    • Goldschmidt hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .318 with a double, two home runs, two walks and seven RBI.
    • Nolan Arenado has 10 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 20 walks. He’s batting .271 and slugging .482 with an on-base percentage of .318.
    • Among qualified hitters, he ranks 53rd in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage.
    • Tommy Edman has collected 56 base hits, an OBP of .310 and a slugging percentage of .410 this season.
    • Edman has logged a hit or more in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .267 with a double, a triple, six walks and an RBI.
    • Brendan Donovan is batting .274 with a .361 OBP and 21 RBI for St. Louis this season.
    • Donovan has hit safely in nine straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .372 with three doubles, a home run, two walks and five RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 29th in Major League Baseball with just 54 home runs as a team.
    • Washington has a team batting average of .261 this season, which ranks sixth among MLB teams.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .319 this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 501 as a team.
    • They have averaged 0.6 home runs per game in their 38 home contests this season.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .389 in home games this season with 102 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .265 with 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has an on-base percentage of .340 and has 81 hits, both team-best numbers for the Nationals. He’s batting .290 and slugging .491.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, he ranks 22nd in batting average, 63rd in on-base percentage and 30th in slugging percentage.
    • Thomas hopes to build on an eight-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .350 with seven doubles, a triple, two home runs, a walk and eight RBI.
    • Luis Garcia has nine doubles, three triples, five home runs and 14 walks while hitting .280. He’s slugging .398 with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • He is currently 33rd in batting average, 115th in on-base percentage and 110th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters.
    • Jeimer Candelario has 21 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 24 walks while batting .256.
    • Joey Meneses paces his team with a .385 slugging percentage.

    Cardinals vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Miles Mikolas (STL) Pitcher Trevor Williams (WSH)
    4 – 4 W/L 3 – 4
    86.2 IP 70
    4.36 ERA 4.50
    1.362 WHIP 1.414
    6.5 K/9 6.9
    1.9 BB/9 3.1

    Cardinals vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Ryan Helsley: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler O’Neill: 60 Day IL (Back), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Nationals: Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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

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