Monday, September 26, 2022

Phillies square off against Cardinals in series rubber match

St. Louis Cardinals (44-36, second in NL Central) vs Philadelphia Phillies (41-38, third in NL East)

Philadelphia; Sunday, 7:08 p.m. EDT

Pitching Probables: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (6-5, 3.07 ERA, 1.25 whips, 76 strikeouts); Phillies: Zack Wheeler (6-4, 2.89 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 94 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Phillies -138, Cardinals +118; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals are both looking for a series win with Sunday’s win.

Philadelphia is 41-38 on aggregate and 21-20 at home. The Phillies have a 19–7 record in games when they scored at least two home runs.

St. Louis holds a 44-36 record overall and a 20-20 record on the road. The Cardinals have a 33-7 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

Sunday’s match is the third time this season that these teams are facing each other.

Top Performer: Kyle Schwarber has 12 doubles, 23 home runs and 51 RBIs for the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins is 9-for-33 in the last 10 matches with two doubles, three home runs and four RBIs.

Paul Goldschmidt has 19 home runs, 41 walks and 65 RBIs, hitting .346 for the Cardinals. Nolan Arenado is 16-for-41 in the last 10 games with five doubles, one triple, four home runs and nine RBIs.

Last 10 games: Phillies: 5-5, .243 batting average, 3.58 ERA, beat opponents by 12 runs

Cardinals: 5-5, .249 batting average, 3.74 ERA, beat opponents by six runs

Injuries: Phillips: Johann Camargo: 10-Day IL (Knee), James MacArthur: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Zach Eflin: 15-Day IL (Knee), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Bryce Harper : 10-day IL (thumb), Connor Brogdon: 10-day IL (COVID), Jean Segura: 60-day IL (finger), Nick Matton: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Sheriff: 60-day IL ( Shoulder), Sam Coonrod: 60-day IL (shoulder), Kent Emanuel: 60-day IL (elbow), Jojo Romero: 60-day IL (elbow)

Cardinals: Harrison Bader: 10-Day IL (Legs), Jack Flaherty: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Genesis Cabrera: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Drew Verhagen: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), TJ McFarland : 15-day IL (unknown), Tyler O’Neill: 10-day IL (hamstring), Yadier Molina: 10-day IL (knee), Corey Dickerson: 10-day IL (calf), Steven Matz: 15-day IL (Shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar,

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