St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 1, 2024

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Jun 1, 2024 6:13 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies, riding a strong 40-18 overall record and 23-8 home record, look to build on their series lead against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, June 1st at 7:15 PM at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies currently lead the series 1-0 after a strong performance in the opener. They'll aim to capitalize on their home-field advantage against the Cardinals, who are 14-16 on the road this season.
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Cardinals vs Phillies starting pitchers

  • Ranger Suarez for Philadelphia Phillies
  • Sonny Gray for St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals vs Phillies statistics

Stat Cardinals Phillies
Hits 428 (25th) 500 (4th)
Batting Average .237 (17th) .258 (2nd)
Runs Batted In 200 (29th) 284 (1st)
Runs 213 (27th) 299 (1st)
Home Runs 48 (Tied-24th) 66 (Tied-7th)
Walks 180 (13th) 214 (3rd)
Stolen Bases 29 (Tied-23rd) 67 (4th)
Strikeouts 460 (17th) 471 (15th)
Pitches 8018 (23rd) 8504 (6th)

Philadelphia Phillies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/31/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals W 4-2
5/29/24 @ San Francisco Giants W 6-1
5/28/24 @ San Francisco Giants L 1-0 F/10
5/27/24 @ San Francisco Giants L 8-4
5/26/24 @ Colorado Rockies L 5-2

St. Louis Cardinals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/31/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 4-2
5/29/24 @ Cincinnati Reds W 5-3
5/28/24 @ Cincinnati Reds W 7-1
5/27/24 @ Cincinnati Reds L 3-1
5/26/24 vs Chicago Cubs W 4-3

Cardinals vs Phillies predictions

For the St. Louis Cardinals, the spotlight shines squarely on Masyn Winn and Nolan Arenado. Winn, who's consistently batting .306, is expected to keep up his momentum at the plate, possibly adding some crucial runs for the Cardinals in this showdown. Combined with Arenado, who's demonstrated his ability to drive in runs with 26 RBIs so far, they form a compelling duo that could significantly trouble the Phillies' pitching. It’s critical, however, to see if Sonny Gray can maintain his impressive season form, presenting an ERA of 2.60, which will be pivotal in keeping the Phillies' strong lineup at bay.

Turning our attention to the Philadelphia Phillies, their lineup looks a bit more daunting. Alec Bohm, hitting an impressive .307, along with Bryce Harper who leads with 13 homers, are truly the players to watch in this clash. Their ability to consistently get on base and drive in runs could be a game-changer. Also, Ranger Suarez, who is slated to start, has a stellar ERA of 1.75 this season, indicating that the Cardinals' batters might have a tough time generating runs off him. Their collective performance, especially in front of their home crowd, might just serve up the extra edge they need.

Given the statistical edge, particularly in hitting prowess and the advantageous pitching setup, the Philadelphia Phillies seem poised to take this game. Their high-scoring offense paired with Suarez's command on the mound makes them formidable opponents. While the Cardinals definitely have the talent to make it competitive, the Phillies' current form and home advantage suggests they'll likely extend their lead in the series. So, if I had to hang my hat on it, I’d say Philly takes this one, backing up their dominant season record and deep lineup.

Philadelphia Phillies injuries

  • Yunior Marte (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Luis Ortiz (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Nick Snyder (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Michael Rucker (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Dylan Covey (RP): 15-Day-IL

St. Louis Cardinals injuries

  • Brendan Donovan (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Tekoah Roby (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Giovanny Gallegos (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Nick Robertson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Steven Matz (SP): 15-Day-IL

Cardinals vs Phillies game info

Venue Citizens Bank Park
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First pitch Sat 7:15 PM
Temperature 75°
Chance of Rain 0%

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