St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:20pm EDT
The St. Louis Cardinals will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Chicago Cubs in the first game of their three-game weekend series on Friday afternoon. The Cardinals are coming off an 8-2 win over Cleveland. The Cubs are coming off a 3-1 win over San Diego.
The Cardinals and Cubs split their last 10 meetings.
Cardinals Trying To Retake Division LeadThe Cardinals managed to snap their six-game winning streak with a win over Cleveland in their last game. But, their streak cost them the NL Central lead and they are now three games behind the division-leading Cubs. They will try to retake the division lead with a series win over the Cubs, starting with a win on Friday.
St. Louis is averaging 4.24 runs per game. Their .232 batting average is 22nd in the league. Their .304 on base percentage is 23rd, while their .392 slugging percentage is 14th.
Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis with a .282 batting average and 40 RBI, while Tyler O'Neill leads the team with 15 home runs.
St. Louis’ pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .231 batting average against the Cardinals, which is 11th in the league. Their 4.27 ERA is 18th, while their 1.36 WHIP is 23rd.
In his last start, Oviedo gave up three hits and two runs in four innings, leading to a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati. They will need a better effort from him if they want to win this game.
Cubs Going For Third Consecutive WinThe Cubs are playing well at the moment and they’ve won three of their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Cardinals, which will give them their third win in a row and fourth win in their last five games.
Chicago is averaging 4.56 runs per game. Their .234 batting average is 16th in the league. Their .312 on base percentage is 17th, while their .409 slugging percentage is ninth.
Kris Bryant leads Chicago with a .307 batting average, while Javier Baez leads the team with 14 home runs and 39 RBI.
Chicago’s pitching has been good. Opponents have a .236 batting average against the Cubs, which is 14th in the league. Their 3.73 ERA is 10th, while their 1.31 WHIP is 17th.
In his last start, Hendricks gave up seven hits and three runs in 6.1 innings, helping the team get a 4-3 win over San Francisco. They will need him to do a better job if they want to get the win.
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The Cardinals are averaging 4.24 runs per game and they play a little better on the road, averaging 4.48 runs per game. They averaged two runs per game in their last three games against the Cubs. With the Cubs giving up 3.42 runs per game at home, the Cardinals won’t hit their average in this game. The Cubs are averaging 4.56 runs per game and they play better at home, averaging 5.06 runs per game. They averaged five runs per game in their last three games against the Cardinals. With St. Louis giving up 4.87 runs per game on the road, the Cubs won’t score enough runs to push the score over the total. The Cardinals and Cubs played under the total in five of their last six meetings.