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New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/30/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/30/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

The matchup between Matthew Libatore and the St. Louis Cardinals (33-46) and Luis Servino and the New York Yankees (44-36) will take place this Friday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The recent 10-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics by the New York Yankees was a noteworthy triumph. The Yankees have won four of their last five games.

The New York Yankees, who have been on a fantastic run and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down, have been one of MLB’s hottest teams this month. The Oakland Athletics were the opposition during the Yankees’ most recent three-game road trip, which they defeated 22-5. In game one against the Athletics, Domingo Germán threw the MLB’s first perfect game in over ten years.

The New York Yankees score 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in MLB. Currently, they have 351 runs scored and a team OBP of.297. The Yankees totaled 114 home runs and 109 doubles. They have 603 base hits, 338 runs, and a batting average 229 this season. New York has walked 239 times while striking out 660 times for a slugging percentage of.408.

Their pitching staff has a 2.76 K/BB ratio and a collective WHIP 1.21. The Yankees’ pitchers were second in MLB with 318 runs total and 87 home runs allowed. 7.7 New York surrendered base hits per nine innings and 287 earned runs. The Yankees’ staff has struck out 703 batters this season, leading MLB with a 3.61 team ERA. They deliberately walked 255 hitters throughout the season, and their pitching staff’s FIP was 4.15.

New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/30/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

The St. Louis Cardinals will take the field today against Luis Servino following a humiliating loss to the Houston Astros last night in which the Cardinals managed to give up six runs in one inning. The St. Louis Cardinals have had a dismal season, finishing last in the NL Central with an overall record of 33-47.

Even though July 1 has not yet arrived, the Cardinals’ chances of making the postseason this year are slim. The Cardinals’ starting pitcher, Matthew Libatore, has won both of his last two starts for his team, which will depend on him to upset the hot-hitting Yankees on Friday night.

The St. Louis Cardinals were in charge of the teams.251 batting average and 0.325 on-base percentage this season. They are 20th in the MLB regarding hits (677) and strikeouts (659). St. Louis had 353 runs batted in this season and 109 long balls. With an average of 4.62 runs scored per game and a slugging percentage of.425, the Cardinals are ranked twelfth in MLB. They’ve hit 127 two-baggers, walked 269 times, and driven in 365 runs.

The Cardinals’ staff presently has a 4.19 FIP and a 1.447 team WHIP. Their pitching staff is ranked 27th in the MLB, with 740 hits allowed. Despite giving up 382 runs total, St. Louis pitching staff had a team ERA of 4.46 (345 earned runs surrendered). Currently, they have a K/BB ratio of 8.30 (644 strikeouts vs. 267 bases on balls). They were 25th in the league with 79 home runs and 4.94 runs allowed per nine innings.

There were 77 save opportunities for the Cardinals, 41 holds, and 16 failed saves. St. Louis employed bullpen relievers to take the mound in 36 save opportunities, and they came away with 20 saves. Their relievers entered the game 91 times in critical circumstances and 88 times with runners on base. St. Louis relievers have a 26.8% inherited scoring rate out of the 142 inherited runners. They have used 238 relievers this year, and their save percentage of 55.6% places them 25th in MLB. 

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals The MLB pick for this game is the New York Yankees. This game will be nothing less of a blowout since the New York Yankees have been playing terrific baseball recently and made history earlier this week at the mound. Pick the Yankees to prevail by a score of at least two runs and to give up little to no offense in the process. With a 7-1 prediction, the New York Yankees will triumph.

MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO

Date: Friday, June 30, 2023


MLB Odds: New York Yankees -110

MLB Totals: 9.5


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