Andrew Knizner rides a two-game homer streak into the St. Louis Cardinals' (26-37) game against the Cincinnati Reds (29-34) at 8:15 PM ET on Friday, at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will give the nod to Jordan Montgomery (2-7, 4.23 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 3 on the season, and the Reds will turn to Ben Lively (3-3, 3.03 ERA).

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Cardinals vs. Reds Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Montgomery - STL (2-7, 4.23 ERA) vs Lively - CIN (3-3, 3.03 ERA)

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jordan Montgomery

  • Montgomery (2-7) will take the mound for the Cardinals, his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season with a 4.23 ERA and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .277.
  • In 12 starts this season, he's earned five quality starts.
  • Montgomery has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • In 12 appearances this season, he has finished two without allowing an earned run.

Jordan Montgomery vs. Reds

  • The Reds rank 11th in MLB with a .256 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 20th in the league (.394) and 51 home runs.
  • The left-hander has allowed the Reds to go 7-for-18 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in four innings this season.

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ben Lively

  • The Reds will send Lively (3-3) to the mound for his fifth start of the season. He is 3-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he threw seven innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 31-year-old has a 3.03 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings over six games this season, while giving up a batting average of .202 to his opponents.
  • Lively has recorded one quality start this year.
  • Lively is trying for his fifth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.9 frames per start.
  • In two of his six total appearances this season he has not allowed an earned run.

Ben Lively vs. Cardinals

  • He will take the mound against a Cardinals offense that ranks 13th in the league with 533 total hits (on a .249 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .422 (eighth in the league) with 85 total home runs (sixth in MLB action).
  • Lively has pitched six innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out eight against the Cardinals this season.

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