Cardinals vs. Red Sox – Game Preview – June 17, 2022
St. Louis Cardinals (37-28, first in NL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (34-30, fourth in AL East)
Boston; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
LIKELY TO PITCH: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.84 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Red Sox: Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.33 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
ROW: Red Sox -115, Cardinals -104; over/under is 9 1/2 points
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals will be looking to break a three-game road skid when they face the Boston Red Sox.
Boston is 15-15 in home games and 34-30 overall. The Red Sox are 17-7 in games without conceding a home run.
St. Louis is 37-28 overall and 16-15 in road games. The Cardinals are eighth in the NL with 66 total homers, averaging one per game.
The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers leads Boston with 16 home runs while hitting .612. JD Martinez is 13 for 38 with three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games.
Tommy Edman has nine doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 26 RBIs while hitting .285 for the Cardinals. Brendan Donovan is 14 for 35 with four doubles in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 7-3, .249 batting average, 2.43 ERA, beat opponents by 15 runs
Cardinals: 5-5, .257 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by one point
INJURIES: Red Sox: Christian Arroyo: 10-day HE (covid-19), Nathan Eovaldi: 15-day HE (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-day HE (hip), Kike Hernandez: 10-day HE (hip) , Matt Barnes: IL 15 days (shoulder), Josh Taylor: IL 60 days (back), Chris Sale: IL 60 days (rib), James Paxton: IL 60 days (elbow)
Cardinals: Yadier Molina: Day to Day (Knee), Corey Dickerson: IL 10 Days (Calf), Jordan Hicks: IL 15 Days (Forearm), Steven Matz: IL 15 Days (Shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60 Days HE (shoulder)