St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 28, 2024

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May 28, 2024 6:13 AM
The Cincinnati Reds, holding a 24-30 overall record and 14-15 home record, are set to host the St. Louis Cardinals, who have a 25-27 overall record and 12-15 road record, at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 6:40 PM. The Reds currently lead the series 1-0, having won the previous matchup. Expect a thrilling showdown as these NL Central division rivals clash in this mid-week showdown.
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Cardinals vs Reds starting pitchers

  • Andrew Abbott for Cincinnati Reds
  • Kyle Gibson for St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals vs Reds statistics

Stat Cardinals Reds
Hits 403 (Tied-25th) 378 (30th)
Batting Average .233 (21st) .217 (29th)
Runs Batted In 188 (29th) 211 (Tied-19th)
Runs 201 (29th) 223 (19th)
Home Runs 44 (Tied-27th) 51 (Tied-18th)
Walks 173 (Tied-12th) 183 (Tied-7th)
Stolen Bases 28 (Tied-24th) 84 (1st)
Strikeouts 448 (16th) 500 (6th)
Pitches 7698 (21st) 7788 (16th)

Cincinnati Reds recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals W 3-1
5/26/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers W 4-1
5/25/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers W 3-1
5/24/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers W 9-6
5/23/24 vs San Diego Padres L 6-4 F/10

St. Louis Cardinals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 @ Cincinnati Reds L 3-1
5/26/24 vs Chicago Cubs W 4-3
5/25/24 vs Chicago Cubs W 7-6
5/22/24 vs Baltimore Orioles W 5-4
5/21/24 vs Baltimore Orioles W 3-1

Cardinals vs Reds predictions

As the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds, I'm expecting a big game from Nolan Arenado. He's been on a tear lately, and I think he'll continue his hot streak with at least two hits, including a home run. Paul Goldschmidt is another player I'm high on, and I predict he'll drive in a couple of runs with a double and a single. Meanwhile, Brendan Donovan has been getting on base consistently, and I think he'll reach base at least twice with a hit and a walk.

On the other side, the Cincinnati Reds will be relying on their young shortstop, Elly De La Cruz, to spark their offense. I think he'll come through with a multi-hit game, including a double and a run scored. Spencer Steer has been raking lately, and I predict he'll keep it up with a pair of singles and an RBI. Meanwhile, Jake Fraley has been doing a great job of getting on base, and I think he'll reach safely at least twice with a hit and a walk.

Based on these projections, I think the Reds will come out on top in this one. They've been playing some great baseball lately, and I think their offense will be too much for the Cardinals to handle. I'm predicting a 5-3 win for the Reds, with De La Cruz and Steer leading the charge. The Cardinals will put up a good fight, but ultimately, I think the Reds' offense will prove to be too potent.

Cincinnati Reds injuries

  • Alex Young (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • TJ Friedl (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Justin Wilson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Brandon Williamson (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Emilio Pagan (RP): 15-Day-IL

St. Louis Cardinals injuries

  • Lars Nootbaar (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Keynan Middleton (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Riley O'Brien (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Giovanny Gallegos (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Nick Robertson (RP): 15-Day-IL

Cardinals vs Reds game info

Venue Great American Ball Park
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
First pitch Tue 6:40 PM
Temperature 78°
Chance of Rain 0%

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