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Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview and Predictions 06-20-2019 in MLB


The St. Louis Cardinals look to record their third straight series victory and continue rising in the National League Central when they host the Miami Marlins on Thursday for the finale of their four-game set. Paul Goldschmidt belted a walk-off solo homer in the 11th inning to give the Cardinals a 2-1 victory on Wednesday - their seventh win in 10 contests that kept them two games back in the division standings.

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Dexter Fowler has collected 10 RBIs in his last six games after delivering a run-scoring single on Wednesday and Matt Carpenter has gone 4-for-10 with three walks in the series for St. Louis, which is 4-2 against Miami this season. Veteran Adam Wainwright takes the mound for the Cardinals on Thursday opposite Zac Gallen, who will be making his first major-league start after dominating at the Triple-A level this year. The Marlins have lost 10 of their last 13 contests following a four-game winning streak after managing just five hits in Wednesday's setback, with Miguel Rojas leading the way with a double and a single. Harold Ramirez was 8-for-15 before going hitless in four at-bats in the latest loss for Miami while Curtis Granderson recorded a double in two at-bats after going 2-for-29 in his previous nine contests.

TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, FS Florida (Miami), FS Midwest (St. Louis)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Marlins RH Zac Gallen (ML Debut) vs. Cardinals RH Adam Wainwright (5-6, 4.46 ERA)

Gallen begins his major-league career against the team that selected him in the third round of the 2016 draft before trading him in the deal involving Marcell Ozuna in December 2017. The 23-year-old University of North Carolina product has posted a 9-1 record and 1.77 ERA in 14 starts with Triple-A New Orleans this year, registering 112 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings. Gallen went 8-9 with a 3.65 ERA in 25 turns with New Orleans in 2018.

Wainwright is expected to return to the rotation Thursday after missing 11 days with a hamstring injury and make his 299th career start. The 37-year-old native of Georgia has recorded just two wins in his last seven turns, permitting three runs or fewer in four of those outings. Rojas is 2-for-3 against Wainwright, who is 6-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 12 career appearances (10 starts) versus the Marlins.

WALK-OFFS

1. Marlins OF Cesar Puello, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations, went 0-for-1 in his team debut on Wednesday.

2. The Cardinals may activate INF Yairo Munoz from the paternity list for Thursday's contest.

3. Miami 1B-RF Garrett Cooper, who is riding an 11-game hitting streak, was a late scratch on Wednesday due to a sore left triceps.

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Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Capacity: 46,861

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Last Injuries

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Jedd Gyorko

    Back
    Mid Sept | 10-day IL

    Gyorko has been sent to the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain. He suffered a left calf strain during his rehabilitation and also had wrist surgery. He is likely be out until sometime in September.

  • Matt Carpenter

    Foot
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Carpenter has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to a right foot contusion, and a timetable for recovery has yet to be provided.

  • Marcell Ozuna

    Finger
    Late July | 10-day IL

    Ozuna has been placed on the 10-day injured list with multiple fractures to the middle and ring fingers on his right hand. It is likely that he will return to the lineup before the end of July.

  • Yadier Molina

    Thumb
    Early Aug | 10-day IL

    Molina has landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained tendon in his right thumb and is expected to miss three weeks as a result.

  • Jordan Hicks

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Hicks has been shifted to the 60-day injured list after undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery to fix a torn UCL in his right elbow.

  • Mike Mayers

    Shoulder
    Late July | 60-day IL

    Mayers has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a right shoulder lat strain. He is expected to be sidelined until at least the latter half of July.

  • Adam Wainwright

    Back
    Prob Sun | probable

    Wainwright missed his previous scheduled start due to back spasms, but he is expected to rejoin the rotation Sunday versus the Diamondbacks.

  • Matt Carpenter

    Back
    Prob Fri | probable

    Carpenter has been activated from the 10-day injured list after healing from a lower-back strain and is projected to return to action against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Miami Marlins

  • JT Riddle

    Forearm
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Riddle is on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain. There is currently no timetable for return.

  • Pablo Lopez

    Shoulder
    Early Aug | 10-day IL

    Lopez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder. It is uncertain if he will come off the IL during the beginning of August.

  • Chad Wallach

    Concussion
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Wallach has been placed on the 60-day injured list with a concussion. It is unknown when he will be cleared to play.

  • Austin Brice

    Forearm
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Brice has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right forearm flexor strain. There is currently no timetable for recovery.

  • Martin Prado

    Hamstring
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Prado has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recovering from a right hamstring strain. It is expected that he will return against the Padres on Thursday.

  • Tayron Guerrero

    Finger
    Prob Tues | probable

    Guerrero has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recovering from a right middle finger blister. He is expected to suit up for Tuesday's clash against the Padres.

  • Drew Steckenrider

    Elbow
    Late July | 60-day IL

    Steckenrider is on the 60-day injured list with a right flexor strain and is expected to be idle until at least the end of July.

  • Brian Anderson

    Elbow
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Anderson is dealing with an elbow contusion, and it is unclear if he will play against the Mets on Friday.

st-louis-cardinals Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
John Brebbia 39 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Ryan Helsley 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Edmundo Sosa 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500
Tyler O'Neill 35 18 90 12 29 5 0 5 15 49 0 36 0 .322 .544 .351
Lane Thomas 11 1 13 1 4 0 0 1 4 7 1 3 0 .308 .538 .357
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Andrew Miller 43 0 91 45 5 26 7 0 17 0 0 1 13 538
John Brebbia 42 0 144 61 3 35 5 0 19 0 0 1 17 803
John Gant 41 0 139 39 0 30 4 0 14 0 0 1 17 738
Giovanny Gallegos 38 0 135 63 2 28 5 2 12 0 0 2 8 689
Tyler Webb 36 0 91 26 2 23 4 3 15 0 0 1 16 512
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Yadier Molina 71 67 0 13 7 1 0 3
Matt Wieters 38 24 0 6 5 0 0 1
Andrew Knizner 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
Carlos Martinez 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dakota Hudson 19 18 0 0 0 2 0 0

miami-marlins Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Bryan Holaday 18 16 51 6 16 2 0 2 7 24 0 8 1 .314 .471 .407
Garrett Cooper 57 55 208 39 65 7 1 11 37 107 0 59 0 .313 .514 .387
Harold Ramirez 54 48 203 29 58 12 0 4 24 82 2 41 0 .286 .404 .322
Miguel Rojas 92 87 330 35 94 21 0 1 29 118 6 45 4 .285 .358 .340
Neil Walker 68 48 201 17 55 11 0 5 18 81 2 48 0 .274 .403 .351
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Nick Anderson 41 0 121 64 1 38 5 3 19 0 0 1 14 707
Adam Conley 38 0 112 36 2 50 8 3 33 0 0 1 13 665
Sergio Romo 36 0 107 31 0 30 4 3 18 0 0 5 13 542
Tayron Guerrero 36 0 98 35 4 25 3 0 17 0 0 2 27 605
Austin Brice 29 0 115 38 5 27 3 1 10 0 0 1 14 628
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Jorge Alfaro 74 65 0 17 10 6 0 7
Bryan Holaday 18 16 0 10 3 0 0 1
Chad Wallach 19 12 1 3 2 1 0 1
Austin Dean 32 19 0 0 0 1 2 0
Brian Anderson 93 87 0 0 0 5 4 0