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Pittsburgh Pirates to Take on St. Louis Cardinals in Crucial Matchup on the Road

The Pittsburgh Pirates will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle game of a three-game series on the road. Pittsburgh recently won two out of three against the Minnesota Twins but is currently last in the NL Central. St. Louis, tied for second in the NL Central, split their series with the Colorado Rockies. Both teams will be missing several key pitchers and position players. The starting pitchers for the game will be Bailey Falter for the Pirates and Sonny Gray for the Cardinals. St. Louis is favored in the betting lines for this matchup.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Pirates +148 | Cardinals -169
  • Spread: Pirates +1.5 (-147) | Cardinals -1.5 (+125)
  • Total: Over/Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that St. Louis will win straight-up is 63%.

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Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently 20th in runs scored, 23rd in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage, and 26th in slugging percentage. Oneil Cruz leads the team with 9 home runs, while Bryan Reynolds has the most RBI with 35. Connor Joe has been productive at the plate with 14 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. Pittsburgh has hit a total of 93 doubles, six triples, and 60 home runs this season. On the pitching side, Pittsburgh is third in Quality Starts, 15th in ERA, and 18th in both WHIP and batting average allowed. Mitch Keller leads the team in wins and ERA, while Jared Jones has the most strikeouts. Bailey Falter will be starting Wednesday with a 3-3 record and a 3.69 ERA. Overall, Pittsburgh is ranked 20th in offense, 17th in defense, and has a record of 31-34 this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently ranked 18th in batting average (.235), 19th in on-base percentage (.307), 23rd in slugging percentage (.372), and 27th in runs scored (254). Nolan Gorman leads the team in home runs with 14 and in RBI with 32, followed by Alec Burleson with nine home runs and Nolan Arenado with 30 RBI. The team has hit a total of 165 extra base hits in 64 games, including 98 doubles, six triples, and 61 home runs. On the pitching side, St. Louis ranks 18th in ERA (4.08) and Quality Starts (22), 19th in WHIP (1.28), and 22nd in batting average allowed (.250). Their Wednesday starting pitcher, Sonny Gray, leads the team in wins (7), strikeouts (82), and has an ERA of 3.21 with a record of 7-4. Overall, the Cardinals have a power ranking of 16 and a record of 31-33, ranking 23rd in offense and 21st in defense, with Pittsburgh recently winning 1 out of 3 matchups against St. Louis.

Pittsburgh Dominates in June with Impressive Victory Record

Pittsburgh has achieved victory in four out of the last six games played, demonstrating significant success in nine of the 12 games held throughout the month of June and in seven of the nine contests against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pittsburgh starting pitcher, Bailey Falter, encountered challenges in the previous game by allowing eight hits and five runs in a span of four innings, resulting in two home runs being served up. However, in the 27 innings preceding that performance, Falter only gave up five earned runs. In contrast, St. Louis starter Sonny Gray has struggled recently, conceding eight runs in the last 20.1 innings with the team losing his last two starts. St. Louis holds the 18th position in team ERA, with Pittsburgh at 15th, while St. Louis ranks 22nd in batting average allowed at .250. Noteworthy absences from the Cardinals' lineup include Willson Contreras, Tommy Edman, and Lars Nootbaar.

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