Pirates vs Cardinals MLB Preview (6/11/24): Starting Lineups, Odds, Weather & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 11, 2024
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to play against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 11, at 7:45 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The game, airing on SN PT, features the Pirates with a money line of -133 and the Cardinals at +114. The forecast predicts few clouds with a high of 80°F. Both teams compete in the NL Central, promising a competitive matchup for MLB betting enthusiasts.

Pirates vs. Cardinals Pre-Game Odds for June 11

In the upcoming MLB game at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates are favored over the St. Louis Cardinals across several sportsbooks. MLB betting odds indicate a competitive matchup with the Pirates slightly favored. The over/under for the game is set at 7.5 runs, suggesting expectations for moderate scoring from both teams. Here are the moneyline odds from various Ohio sportsbooks:

  • Bet365: Pirates -135, Cardinals +114
  • BetMGM: Pirates -130, Cardinals +110
  • Caesars: Pirates -130, Cardinals +110
  • BetRivers: Pirates -130, Cardinals +110

Odds are subject to change between the Pirates and Cardinals.

Pirates vs. Cardinals projected starting lineups

Pirates starting lineup for Tuesday

  1. DH Andrew McCutchen (R)
  2. LF Bryan Reynolds (S)
  3. RF Connor Joe (R)
  4. SS Oneil Cruz (L)
  5. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (R)
  6. 2B Nick Gonzales (R)
  7. 1B Rowdy Tellez (L)
  8. C Yasmani Grandal (S)
  9. CF Jack Suwinski (L)

Cardinals starting lineup for Tuesday

  1. LF Brendan Donovan (L)
  2. RF Alec Burleson (L)
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)
  4. 2B Nolan Gorman (L)
  5. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
  6. DH Matt Carpenter (L)
  7. C Iván Herrera (R)
  8. SS Masyn Winn (R)
  9. CF Michael Siani (L)

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Pirates vs. Cardinals Projected Starting Pitchers for June 11

(TOR) José Berríos (R)5-42.801.1118.96.6
(MIA) Colin Rea (R)4-23.531.3515.88.3

Pirates vs. Cardinals Injuries for Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates: 

  • Martín Pérez (SP) – Groin injury, 15-day IL.
  • Johan Oviedo (SP) – Elbow surgery, out for 2024 season.
  • Marco Gonzales (SP) – Left forearm strain, 60-day IL.
  • Ryan Borucki (RP) – Left triceps inflammation, 60-day IL.
  • Ji Hwan Bae (2B) – Right wrist sprain, 10-day IL.

St. Louis Cardinals: 

  • Steven Matz (SP) – Lower back strain, 15-day IL, expected return late June.
  • Willson Contreras (C) – Left forearm surgery, 10-day IL, expected return early July.
  • Keynan Middleton (RP) – Right forearm flexor strain, out for 2024 season.
  • Giovanny Gallegos (RP) – Right shoulder impingement, 15-day IL, expected return mid-June.
  • Tommy Edman (SS) – Right wrist sprain, 60-day IL, expected return early July.

Pittsburgh Pirates Season Stats

The Pittsburgh Pirates, with a record of 31-34, stand 5th in the NL Central Division. Their performance metrics show a batting average of .231, and they have hit 60 home runs this season. The team has managed 38 stolen bases, a pitching ERA of 3.95, and has struck out 552 batters. In their last game against the Minnesota Twins, the Pirates faced a defeat with the Twins scoring 11 runs on 13 hits. Over the last ten games, their record is 6-4, indicating a somewhat inconsistent performance leading up to their next MLB game.

  • Runs per game: 4.1
  • Team average: .231
  • Team home runs: 60
  • Team Stolen bases: 38
  • Team ERA: 3.95
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 552

St. Louis Cardinals Season Stats

The St. Louis Cardinals, closely trailing with a 31-33 record, rank 2nd in the NL Central Division. Their stats reveal a .235 batting average and 61 home runs for the season. The Cardinals have accumulated 31 stolen bases, with a pitching ERA of 4.11 and 536 strikeouts. Their recent encounter with the Colorado Rockies ended in a Sunday victory, scoring 1 run on 5 hits. The Cardinals’ performance in their last ten games shows 4-6, making the upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium a crucial one for improving their standings in the MLB.

  • Runs per game: 4.0
  • Team average: .235
  • Team home runs: 61
  • Team Stolen bases: 31
  • Team ERA: 4.11
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 536

Player Stats for Pirates vs. Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are set to compete, showcasing players like Connor Joe and Masyn Winn, who lead their teams in batting averages. Recent performances and season stats highlight the potential impact of these players at Busch Stadium, St. Louis. The promotion of Braxton Ashcraft to Triple-A indicates the Pirates’ strategic moves, relevant for MLB betting enthusiasts.

Pirates Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Connor Joe and Oneil Cruz stand out for the Pirates, with Joe leading in runs and batting average, while Cruz tops in home runs. Bryan Reynolds contributes significantly with RBIs, making them key players in today’s matchup.

  • AVG Leader: Connor Joe .263
  • HR Leader: Oneil Cruz 9
  • RBI Leader: Bryan Reynolds 35
  • Runs Leader: Connor Joe 36
  • SB Leader: Michael A. Taylor 5

Cardinals Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

For the Cardinals, Masyn Winn and Nolan Gorman are pivotal, with Winn leading in batting average and stolen bases, and Gorman in home runs and RBIs. Their performances are crucial for today’s game outcomes.

  • AVG Leader: Masyn Winn .306
  • HR Leader: Nolan Gorman 14
  • RBI Leader: Nolan Gorman 32
  • Runs Leader: Paul Goldschmidt 31
  • SB Leader: Masyn Winn 8
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