Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Cardinals will face Giants in leading series 2-1

Pitching Prospects: Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (2-2, 3.16 ERA, 1.21 whips, 18 strikeouts); Giants: Jacob Junis (0-0)

Bottom line: The St. Louis Cardinals lead 2-1 in a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco has a 7-7 record in home games and a 15-12 record overall. The legendary hitter collective is batting .237, which ranks seventh in the NL.

St. Louis has a 15-11 record overall and a 6-5 record at home. The Cardinals have the eighth best team ERA in baseball at 3.36.

Matchup Sunday is the fourth time these teams are playing this season.

Top Performer: Jock Pedersen, slugging .585, led the Giants to six home runs. Wilmer Flores is 10-for-37 in the last 10 games with a double, two home runs and 11 RBIs.

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Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with seven home runs slugging .632. Tommy Edman is 10-for-33 in the last 10 games with a double, a triple and five RBIs.

Last 10 games: Giants: 3-7, .235 batting average, 5.63 ERA, 16 outscores

Cardinals: 6-4, .244 batting average, 3.89 ERA, beat opponents by seven runs

Injuries: Giants: Brandon Belt: Day-Day (neck), Steven Duggar: 60-Day IL (oblique), Anthony Descalafny: 10-Day IL (Ankle), Evan Longoria: 10-Day IL (Finger), Tommy La Stella : 10-day IL (Achilles), Matthew Boyd: 60-day IL (elbow)

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Edmondo Sosa: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Drew Verhagen: 10-Day IL (Hip), Jack Flaherty: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)

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