St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers: Predictions, Odds, and Analysis Apr 30 2024 3:40 PM

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Apr 30, 2024 6:10 AM
"Get ready for an afternoon showdown at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers host the St. Louis Cardinals on April 30th at 3:40 PM! The Tigers, boasting a 16-12 overall record, look to improve their 6-8 home record against the 13-15 Cardinals, who are 8-8 on the road. Expect a thrilling matchup on a pleasant 68-degree day with clear skies."
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St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Probable Pitchers

As the St. Louis Cardinals gear up to face the Detroit Tigers, they'll likely be relying on Kyle Gibson to take the mound, who's had a solid start to the season with a 4.35 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 31 innings pitched. Despite allowing 5 home runs and 12 walks, Gibson's 2-2 record and 1.19 WHIP indicate he's capable of shutting down the Tigers' bats.

The probable starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in the upcoming matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals is Jack Flaherty, who enters the game with a 4.91 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Despite struggling to earn a win this season, Flaherty's 36 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched suggest he's capable of delivering a strong performance against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to face the Detroit Tigers, there are some concerns regarding their offense. Currently ranking 28th in runs scored with 100 and 29th in hits with 198, the Cardinals' bats have been relatively quiet. Their team batting average of .217 is also a cause for concern, indicating that they may struggle to string together hits against the Tigers. However, there are some bright spots, such as Masyn Winn's impressive .311 batting average, Willson Contreras' four home runs, and Brendan Donovan's 14 runs batted in. If these leaders can step up and ignite the rest of the lineup, the Cardinals may be able to overcome their offensive struggles and secure a win against the Tigers.

Detroit Tigers Analysis

As the Detroit Tigers gear up to face the St. Louis Cardinals, they'll likely be facing Jack Flaherty, a formidable opponent on the mound. The Tigers' offense, which has struggled to produce runs, will need to capitalize on any scoring opportunities against Flaherty's strong pitching. With a team batting average of .223, the Tigers will rely on leaders like Kerry Carpenter's .276 average to get on base and drive in runs. However, their struggles with strikeouts, ranking 12th in the league, could prove problematic against Flaherty's arsenal. If the Tigers can limit their strikeouts and get runners on base, they may be able to exploit Flaherty's occasional control issues and push across a few runs. Mark Canha, with his 5 home runs and 15 RBIs, will be a key player in this matchup, and the Tigers will need his production to stay competitive.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Injuries

Detroit Tigers

  • Andy Ibanez (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Carson Kelly (C): Day-To-Day
  • Gio Urshela (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Garrett Hill (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Eddys Leonard (SS): Day-To-Day

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Packy Naughton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Matt Carpenter (DH): 10-Day-IL
  • Dylan Carlson (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Keynan Middleton (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Riley O'Brien (RP): 15-Day-IL

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