St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 18, 2024

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Jun 18, 2024 6:10 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals, leading the current series 1-0, look to build on their momentum as they take on the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:10 PM. With a 3-1 edge in the regular season series, the Cardinals aim to capitalize on the Marlins' struggles, who hold a 23-49 overall record and a dismal 12-26 home mark. Can the Cardinals continue to dominate, or will the Marlins find a way to turn the tide?
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Cardinals vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Roddery Munoz for Miami Marlins
  • Lance Lynn for St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals vs Marlins statistics

Stat Cardinals Marlins
Hits 563 (19th) 562 (Tied-20th)
Batting Average .236 (19th) .232 (24th)
Runs Batted In 259 (Tied-26th) 244 (29th)
Runs 276 (27th) 251 (29th)
Home Runs 68 (22nd) 55 (30th)
Walks 215 (Tied-18th) 153 (30th)
Stolen Bases 36 (26th) 37 (Tied-22nd)
Strikeouts 601 (14th) 572 (21st)
Pitches 10552 (16th) 9732 (30th)

Miami Marlins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/17/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 7-6 F/12
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

St. Louis Cardinals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/17/24 @ Miami Marlins W 7-6 F/12
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

Cardinals vs Marlins predictions

It looks like the St. Louis Cardinals could have a really interesting game on their hands, especially when we zone in on players like Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt. Arenado, consistently clutch with the bat, is likely to continue his solid run, potentially bagging a few RBIs and surely adding to his hits tally. Paul Goldschmidt, known for his power and precision, could be another key player, perhaps knocking a home run if he finds his rhythm early. Both players bring a steadiness that could really anchor the Cardinals' lineup, providing much-needed consistency at the plate.

Now, flipping over to the Miami Marlins, Jazz Chisholm Jr. is definitely one to watch. He’s been electric this season, and his stats suggest another impactful game could be in store, likely contributing with both hits and RBIs. Another player who might steal some of the spotlight is Jake Burger. His potential to hit a deep ball can't be overlooked, and if he connects well, he could really turn the game on its head with some critical RBIs and perhaps a game-changing home run.

With these individual matchups set to unfold, predicting the winner leans slightly in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals. Their lineup depth, coupled with the current form of key players, gives them a slight edge. However, it’s baseball, and as we know, anything can happen once the first pitch is thrown. The Marlins aren't to be underestimated, especially with their potential for big plays. But if I had to pick, I’d say the Cardinals might just have this one, assuming their heavy hitters live up to expectations and their pitching holds steady.

Miami Marlins injuries

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

St. Louis Cardinals injuries

  • Giovanny Gallegos (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Brandon Crawford (SS): Day-To-Day
  • 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 Tue 6:10 PM
Temperature 84°
Chance of Rain 5%

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