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    The Philadelphia Phillies (69-58) are looking for another big outing from a slugger when they square off against the St. Louis Cardinals (56-72) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park. Bryce Harper is riding a three-game home run streak for the favored Phillies (-148) in the contest against the underdog Cardinals (+124). Philadelphia’s Cristopher Sanchez and St. Louis’ Miles Mikolas pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Phillies vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Friday, August 25, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
    Phillies vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Phillies -148 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Phillies vs. the Cardinals?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies rank 13th in baseball with 156 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • Philadelphia’s .258 batting average is seventh-best in MLB.
    • The Phillies are 10th in MLB with a .326 on-base percentage.
    • Philadelphia’s 9.1 strikeouts per game rank 23rd in the majors.
    • The Phillies have hit 79 homers at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Philadelphia is slugging .441 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .265.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Bryson Stott leads Philadelphia in slugging percentage (.441) thanks to 41 extra-base hits. He has a .297 batting average and an on-base percentage of .344.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, he is 11th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage, and 66th in slugging.
    • Stott hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Kyle Schwarber has 14 doubles, a triple, 34 home runs and 98 walks. He’s batting .184 and slugging .440 with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • His batting average ranks 139th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 68th, and his slugging percentage 67th.
    • Schwarber has picked up at least one hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .235 with a double, two home runs, eight walks and four RBI.
    • Alec Bohm is batting .282 with a .424 slugging percentage and 77 RBI this year.
    • Trea Turner has 15 home runs, 49 RBI and a batting average of .250 this season.
    • Turner has safely hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .292 with three home runs, a walk and five RBI.

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals have hit 174 homers this season, which ranks fifth in the league.
    • St. Louis has a team batting average of .257 this season, which ranks eighth among MLB teams.
    • The Cardinals have an on-base percentage of .332 this season, which ranks fifth in the league.
    • St. Louis ranks 12th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.2 Ks per contest.
    • In 63 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 87 homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
    • St. Louis has a team slugging percentage of .424 in away games this season with 202 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .247 with 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado has racked up 135 hits with a .508 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Cardinals. He’s batting .285 and with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, his batting average ranks 18th, his on-base percentage ranks 67th, and he is 16th in slugging.
    • Paul Goldschmidt paces his team with a .367 OBP, and has a club-high .453 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .278.
    • Including all qualified hitters, his batting average places him 29th, his on-base percentage ranks 21st, and he is 58th in slugging.
    • Tommy Edman is batting .241 with 19 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 26 walks.
    • Willson Contreras has 25 doubles, 13 home runs and 44 walks while batting .258.

    Phillies vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

    Cristopher Sanchez (PHI) Pitcher Miles Mikolas (STL)
    1 – 3 W/L 6 – 9
    64.1 IP 152.1
    3.36 ERA 4.55
    1.026 WHIP 1.300
    8.1 K/9 6.3
    1.7 BB/9 1.8

    Phillies vs. Cardinals Injury Updates

    • Phillies: Cristian Pache: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Ranger Suárez: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Rhys Hoskins: 60 Day IL (Acl)
    • Cardinals: Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Lars Nootbaar: 10 Day IL (Lower abdomen), Brendan Donovan: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Nolan Gorman: 10 Day IL (Back), Steven Matz: 15 Day IL (Lat), Matthew Liberatore: 15 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Helsley: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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

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