Astros vs. Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 5

The St. Louis Cardinals (28-31) will look to Nolan Gorman, currently on a three-game homer streak, against the Houston Astros (28-34) at 2:10 PM ET on Wednesday, at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros will give the nod to Ronel Blanco (5-1, 2.44 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 6 on the season, and the Cardinals will turn to Miles Mikolas (3-6, 5.54 ERA).

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Astros vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: SCHN
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Blanco – HOU (5-1, 2.44 ERA) vs Mikolas – STL (3-6, 5.54 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Ronel Blanco

  • The Astros will hand the ball to Blanco (5-1) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up four earned runs on three hits in a matchup with the Minnesota Twins.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 2.44, a 2.28 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.034.
  • In 10 starts this season, he’s earned six quality starts.
  • Blanco has eight starts of five or more innings this season in 10 chances. He averages 5.9 innings per outing.
  • He has finished three appearances without allowing an earned run in 10 chances this season.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas makes the start for the Cardinals, his 13th of the season. He is 3-6 with a 5.54 ERA and 50 strikeouts through 65 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when the right-hander threw six innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • In 12 games this season, the 35-year-old has amassed an ERA of 5.54, with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .281 against him.
  • Mikolas is aiming for his third straight quality start.
  • Mikolas will aim to go five or more innings for his fifth straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.4 frames per outing.
  • So far during the 2024 campaign he has allowed at least one earned run in each of his appearances.
  • This season, the 35-year-old ranks 70th in ERA (5.54), 57th in WHIP (1.323), and 61st in K/9 (6.9) among pitchers who qualify.

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