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    The Washington Nationals (36-54) will look for continued production from a hitter when they square off against the St. Louis Cardinals (38-52) on Friday at 8:15 PM ET at Busch Stadium. Joey Meneses is riding a three-game home run streak for the underdog Nationals (+140) going into this matchup with the favored Cardinals (-169). Both teams have not yet named a projected starter.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Friday, July 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -169 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are seventh in baseball with 121 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • St. Louis’ .254 batting average ranks 13th in MLB.
    • The Cardinals rank eighth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .328.
    • St. Louis strikes out 8.5 times per game, the No. 12 average in MLB.
    • The Cardinals average 1.3 homers per home game this season (56 total at home).
    • St. Louis is slugging .435 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club is batting .265 with 380 hits (nine per game) at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in total hits (94) this season while batting .283 with 38 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .332 and a slugging percentage of .518.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, he is 26th in batting average, 70th in on-base percentage, and 11th in slugging.
    • Paul Goldschmidt has a slash line of .284/.369/.475 this season and a team-best OPS of .844.
    • He ranks 22nd in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 42nd in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Brendan Donovan leads St. Louis in OBP (.369) this season, fueled by 78 hits.
    • Nolan Gorman has 17 home runs, 52 RBI and a batting average of .229 this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals’ 78 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.
    • Washington ranks fifth in MLB with a .261 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .318 this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
    • Washington has the fewest strikeouts in MLB, fanning only seven times per game on average.
    • They have averaged 1 home runs per game in their 43 road contests this season.
    • Washington is slugging .397 in 43 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .257 with nine base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has racked up a team-high OBP (.347) and slugging percentage (.497), and leads the Nationals in hits (107, while batting .302).
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, he is ninth in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 20th in slugging percentage.
    • Jeimer Candelario has 27 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 30 walks while hitting .261. He’s slugging .478 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • His batting average ranks 65th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 65th, and he is 37th in slugging.
    • Luis Garcia is hitting .271 with 12 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 19 walks.
    • Meneses is batting .284 with 20 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Tommy Edman: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Andrew Knizner: 10 Day IL (Groin), Drew VerHagen: 15 Day IL (Hip), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Helsley: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler O’Neill: 60 Day IL (Back), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: day-to-day (Leg)
    • Nationals: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carl Edwards Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Thad Ward: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), 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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