The St. Louis Cardinals (25-32) visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-27) in NL Central play, at 7:05 PM ET on Friday.

The probable pitchers are Jack Flaherty (3-4) for the Cardinals and Roansy Contreras (3-4) for the Pirates.

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Pirates vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
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  • Probable Pitchers: Flaherty - STL (3-4, 4.81 ERA) vs Contreras - PIT (3-4, 4.33 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Roansy Contreras

  • Contreras makes the start for the Pirates, his 10th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 4.33 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared in relief on Sunday, when he tossed two scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners while giving up one hit.
  • In 10 games this season, the 23-year-old has an ERA of 4.33, with 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .254 against him.
  • Contreras has four quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Contreras has pitched five or more innings in a game eight times this year entering this outing.

Roansy Contreras vs. Cardinals

  • He will face a Cardinals offense that ranks ninth in the league with 273 total runs scored while batting .252 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .426 slugging percentage (eighth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 76 home runs (sixth in the league).
  • In six innings over one appearance against the Cardinals this season, Contreras has a 3 ERA and a 1.5 WHIP while his opponents are batting .300.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jack Flaherty

  • Flaherty (3-4) will take the mound for the Cardinals, his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed seven hits in seven innings pitched against the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 4.81, a 1.71 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.534 in 11 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start three times in 11 starts this season.
  • In 11 starts, Flaherty has pitched through or past the fifth inning eight times. He has a season average of 5.3 frames per outing.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 27-year-old's 4.81 ERA ranks 59th, 1.534 WHIP ranks 68th, and 9 K/9 ranks 32nd.

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