Happ expected to start for the Cardinals against Cubs

Posted9/24/2021 7:00 AM

St. Louis Cardinals (83-69, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (67-85, fourth in the NL Central)

Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: J.A. Happ (9-8, 6.02 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 109 strikeouts) Cubs: Justin Steele (3-3, 4.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 47 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs +140, Cardinals -160; over/under is even

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and St. Louis will square off on Friday.

The Cubs are 39-38 in home games in 2020. Chicago has hit 202 home runs as a team this season. Patrick Wisdom leads the team with 27, averaging one every 12.1 at-bats.

The Cardinals have gone 41-36 away from home. St. Louis has a collective on-base percentage of .308, led by Paul Goldschmidt with a mark of .362.

The Cardinals won the last meeting 3-2. Kwang Hyun Kim secured his sixth victory and Dylan Carlson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI for St. Louis. Adbert Alzolay registered his 10th loss for Chicago.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 23 home runs and is batting .224.

Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 69 extra base hits and is batting .256.

by signing up you agree to our terms of service

LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 2-8, .262 batting average, 7.48 ERA, outscored by 27 runs

Cardinals: 10-0, .288 batting average, 2.74 ERA, outscored opponents by 38 runs

INJURIES: Cubs: Brad Wieck: (heart), Kohl Stewart: (elbow), Manuel Rodriguez: (shoulder), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jason Heyward: (concussion), Michael Hermosillo: (forearm), Alfonso Rivas: (finger), Nick Madrigal: (hamstring), Jose Lobaton: (shoulder), P.J. Higgins: (forearm), Robinson Chirinos: (side).

Cardinals: Brandon Waddell: (covid-19), Carlos Martinez: (thumb), Wade LeBlanc: (elbow), Dakota Hudson: (elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Ryan Helsley: (elbow), Jack Flaherty: (shoulder), Junior Fernandez: (shoulder), Max Moroff: (shoulder).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


Get articles sent to your inbox.

Article Comments
Attention: We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Facebook Comments module at this time. Comments will remain disabled until we are able to resolve the problem. We apologize for the interruption. We invite you to engage with our content and talk with other commenters on our Daily Herald Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DailyHeraldFans/. Thank you.