Analysis & Preview: Mets vs Cardinals 08-18-2023

Analysis & Preview: Mets vs Cardinals 08-18-2023

August 18, 2023


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On August 18, 2023, the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals met at Busch Stadium in a National League matchup to resume the 2023 MLB season. Thursday’s opener was a 4-2 victory for the Mets. The Cardinals swept the series against the Mets in New York back in June.
With Wednesday’s 8-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Mets clinched a three-game home series and improved to 56-66 on the season. The Mets have now won three straight games and have scored 26 runs in that span. Thursday’s 4-2 victory brought their record to 56-66, extending their winning streak to two games.
The Mets have hit.233/.342/.405 with nine doubles and 10 home homers in 227 at-bats during the past week. Three of those ten home runs have been hit by DJ Stewart, with one each hit by Brandon Nimmo, Daniel Vogelbach, and Jonathan Arauz. In his last seven games, Pete Alonso has gone 3-for-22 with two home runs.

After Wednesday’s 8-0 loss to the lowly Oakland Athletics, the St. Louis Cardinals’ record dropped to 54-67 on the season. The setback was the Cards’ second in seven games and prevented them from sweeping the three-game set in front of their home fans. Even with nine hits and two walks, St. Louis was held scoreless. After Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Mets, they are at 54-68 on the season.
In their previous 171 at-bats, the Cardinals have a.298/.409/.520 batting line with 13 extra-base hits and eight home homers. Three of Tommy Edman’s last 18 at-bats have resulted in home runs, Paul Goldschmidt is 7-for-18 with two doubles and a home run in his last five games, and Nolan Arenado is 8-for-23 with a double and a home run in his last five games.
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New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Game Information

  • Date: 08/18/2023
  • Time: 08:15 PM ET
  • Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • How to Watch: Mets vs Cardinals MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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