St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 17, 2024

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Jun 17, 2024 6:11 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals, with a .500 record on the season, look to extend their lead in the regular season series against the struggling Miami Marlins on Monday, June 17 at 6:40 PM at loanDepot park. The Marlins, sitting at 23-48 overall and 12-25 at home, will aim to turn their season around against the Cardinals, who are 18-20 on the road. The Cardinals currently hold a 2-1 advantage in the series.
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Cardinals vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Braxton Garrett for Miami Marlins
  • Sonny Gray for St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals vs Marlins statistics

Stat Cardinals Marlins
Hits 553 (23rd) 554 (22nd)
Batting Average .236 (19th) .232 (25th)
Runs Batted In 252 (28th) 238 (29th)
Runs 269 (27th) 245 (29th)
Home Runs 66 (Tied-23rd) 54 (30th)
Walks 212 (Tied-20th) 149 (30th)
Stolen Bases 36 (26th) 37 (Tied-22nd)
Strikeouts 590 (16th) 566 (22nd)
Pitches 10353 (17th) 9580 (30th)

Miami Marlins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 @ Washington Nationals L 3-1
6/15/24 @ Washington Nationals L 4-0
6/14/24 @ Washington Nationals L 8-1
6/13/24 @ New York Mets L 3-2
6/12/24 @ New York Mets L 10-4

St. Louis Cardinals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 2-1
6/15/24 @ Chicago Cubs L 5-1
6/14/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 3-0
6/13/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates W 4-3
6/12/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates W 4-2

Cardinals vs Marlins predictions

As the St. Louis Cardinals gear up to face the Miami Marlins, all eyes will be on a few key players who are expected to make a significant impact. Nolan Arenado, always a force to be reckoned with, is poised to keep up his excellent form, possibly adding a few crucial runs and maintaining a solid batting average. Meanwhile, Nolan Gorman, known for his power at the plate, could very well add a home run to his tally in this match-up. On the mound, Sonny Gray looks set to continue his impressive season, potentially dominating with his sharp pitching, expected to rack up several strikeouts and maintain a tight game.

For the Miami Marlins, Jazz Chisholm Jr. is definitely one to watch. Given his current form, he's likely to add both energy and skill, possibly contributing significantly in runs and RBIs. Bryan De La Cruz, another marquee player for the Marlins, might tap into that power hitting form, and there’s a good chance we’ll see him drive in some critical runs. On the pitching side, Braxton Garrett will need to bring his best game to keep the Marlins competitive, hopefully keeping his ERA down and striking out a few Cardinals along the way.

Considering the current momentum and the potential impact of the highlighted players, the St. Louis Cardinals appear to have the upper hand in this confrontation. Their more balanced and robust lineup, coupled with Sonny Gray's strong pitching, should give them the edge over the Marlins, whose inconsistent season might struggle to keep pace. Expect this game to tilt in favor of the Cardinals, likely culminating in a win by a comfortable margin. Let’s see if the Marlins can pull off an upset, but the smart money would be on St. Louis this time around.

Miami Marlins injuries

  • Bryan Hoeing (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Patrick Monteverde (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jose Devers (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Weathers (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Sixto Sanchez (SP): 15-Day-IL

St. Louis Cardinals injuries

  • Brandon Crawford (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Giovanny Gallegos (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Kyle Gibson (SP): bereavement
  • Nick Robertson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Steven Matz (SP): 15-Day-IL

Cardinals vs Marlins game info

Venue loanDepot park
Location Miami, Florida
First pitch Mon 6:40 PM
Temperature 84°
Chance of Rain 34%

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