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    The St. Louis Cardinals (39-53) and the Washington Nationals (37-55) play on Sunday at 2:15 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. The Cardinals are favored (-190) to win the rubber match against the Nationals (+160). Jack Flaherty starts for St. Louis while Washington will counter with Josiah Gray.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Sunday, July 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -190 9

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are seventh-best in MLB play with 126 total home runs.
    • St. Louis has the 11th-ranked batting average in the majors (.255).
    • The Cardinals are eighth in baseball with a .329 on-base percentage.
    • St. Louis strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 12th in MLB.
    • The Cardinals average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (61 total in home contests).
    • St. Louis is slugging .442 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 9.2 hits per game and is batting .268 at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis with 96 hits, batting .283 this season with 39 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .332 and a slugging percentage of .522.
    • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks 24th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
    • Paul Goldschmidt is slashing .283/.368/.471 this season and leads the Cardinals with an OPS of .839.
    • He ranks 24th in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Brendan Donovan leads St. Louis in OBP (.368) this season, fueled by 80 hits.
    • Donovan brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .217 with a triple, a home run and six RBI.
    • Nolan Gorman has been key for St. Louis with 65 hits, an OBP of .313 plus a slugging percentage of .456.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 80 home runs as a team.
    • Washington ranks fifth in MLB with a .261 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have the 18th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.317).
    • Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 650 as a team.
    • They have averaged 1 home runs per game in their 45 road contests this season.
    • Washington is slugging .398 in 45 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 an on-base percentage of .346, a slugging percentage of .493, and has 109 hits, all club-bests for the Nationals (while batting .300).
    • He is 11th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and 25th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Thomas brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .227 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .260 with 27 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 30 walks. He’s slugging .477 with an on-base percentage of .336.
    • He is currently 69th in batting average, 60th in on-base percentage and 37th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Luis Garcia is batting .269 with 12 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 20 walks.
    • Joey Meneses is batting .286 with 21 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Jack Flaherty (STL) Pitcher Josiah Gray (WSH)
    6 – 5 W/L 6 – 7
    92.2 IP 100.1
    4.27 ERA 3.41
    1.565 WHIP 1.435
    8.6 K/9 8.3
    4.7 BB/9 4.2

    Cardinals vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Andrew Knizner: 10 Day IL (Groin), Tommy Edman: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Drew VerHagen: 15 Day IL (Hip), Ryan Helsley: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler O’Neill: 60 Day IL (Back), 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), Jeimer Candelario: day-to-day (Thumb)

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