The St. Louis Cardinals (26-37) will look to Andrew Knizner, currently on a two-game homer streak, versus the Cincinnati Reds (29-34) at 8:15 PM ET on Friday, at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will give the nod to Jordan Montgomery (2-7) against the Reds and Ben Lively (3-3).

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Reds vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Montgomery - STL (2-7, 4.23 ERA) vs Lively - CIN (3-3, 3.03 ERA)

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ben Lively

  • Lively (3-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Reds, his fifth of the season.
  • In his last time out on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the righty threw seven innings, giving up five earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • In six games this season, the 31-year-old has an ERA of 3.03, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .202 against him.
  • Lively has recorded one quality start this season.
  • Lively will look to pitch five or more innings for his fifth straight start. He's averaging 4.9 innings per outing.
  • He has had two appearances this season in which he did not allow an earned run.

Ben Lively vs. Cardinals

  • He meets a Cardinals offense that ranks 11th in the league with 290 total runs scored while batting .249 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .422 slugging percentage (eighth in MLB play) and has hit a total of 85 home runs (sixth in the league).
  • Lively has a 3 ERA and a 1.167 WHIP against the Cardinals this season in six innings pitched, allowing a .217 batting average over one appearance.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jordan Montgomery

  • Montgomery (2-7) will take the mound for the Cardinals, his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season with a 4.23 ERA and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .277.
  • He has started 12 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in five of them.
  • Montgomery has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has finished two appearances without allowing an earned run in 12 chances this season.
  • The 30-year-old ranks 50th in ERA (4.23), 54th in WHIP (1.394), and 42nd in K/9 (8.2) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

Jordan Montgomery vs. Reds

  • The Reds are batting .256 this season, 11th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .394 (20th in the league) with 51 home runs.
  • This season, the left-hander has pitched against the Reds in one game, and they have gone 7-for-18 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI over four innings.

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