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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals - June 13, 2024

June 13, 2024, 9:50am EDT

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As a retired coach with a wealth of experience in Major League Baseball, I find the upcoming clash between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals to be quite intriguing. When assessing this matchup, it’s important to look at various factors that could influence the outcome of the game.

On the mound for the Pirates will be Mitch Keller, who holds an 8-3 record with a 4.1 ERA and around 8.5 strikeouts per game. Facing him will be Lance Lynn from the Cardinals, boasting a 2-3 record with a 4.2 ERA and approximately 8.3 strikeouts per game.

In terms of team batting statistics, both teams are relatively evenly matched. The Pirates have been averaging around 4.2 runs and just under 8 hits per game, while the Cardinals have been scoring approximately 3.9 runs and nearly 7.8 hits per game.

When we delve into individual player performances, it becomes apparent that both teams possess strong offensive capabilities but may struggle defensively at times. This suggests that we could witness an exciting back-and-forth battle on Thursday.

Considering recent trends and performance metrics, my analysis leads me to predict that the Pittsburgh Pirates will come out on top in this contest against the St. Louis Cardinals. However, baseball is known for its unpredictability and anything can happen on any given day.

In terms of total runs scored (Over/Under), I anticipate that this game could lean towards being higher-scoring based on both teams’ offensive production but may also feature some solid pitching moments.

Ultimately, as someone who has spent years studying team dynamics and game strategies in baseball, I believe that Thursday’s matchup between these two division rivals has all the makings of a thrilling showdown for fans to enjoy as Divisional bragging rights are up for grabs at Busch Stadium!

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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Wager TypeSt. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
Team DataSt. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
Runs3.914.16
Hits7.797.97
Runs Batted In3.643.98
Batting Average0.2280.227
On-Base Slugging66.38%64.52%
Walks3.243.36
Strikeouts8.298.45
Earned Run Average4.164.06