Cubs vs. Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 16

The Chicago Cubs (34-37) and St. Louis Cardinals (34-35) play a rubber match on Sunday at 1:05 PM ET, with the series deadlocked at 1-1.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Cubs will send Jameson Taillon (3-2) to the mound, while Miles Mikolas (4-6) will get the nod for the Cardinals.

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Cubs vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
  • Time: 1:05 PM ET
  • TV: Roku
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Taillon – CHC (3-2, 3.09 ERA) vs Mikolas – STL (4-6, 4.85 ERA)

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Jameson Taillon

  • The Cubs’ Taillon (3-2) will make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander did not allow a run in six innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with a 3.09 ERA and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .266.
  • He has earned a quality start four times in 10 starts this season.
  • Taillon has pitched five or more innings in four straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • In 10 appearances this season, he has finished two without allowing an earned run.

Jameson Taillon vs. Cardinals

  • The Cardinals have scored 267 runs this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. They are batting .235 for the campaign with 65 home runs, 24th in the league.
  • The Cardinals have gone 9-for-25 with a double and three RBI in one game against the right-hander this season.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas (4-6 with a 4.85 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cardinals, his 15th of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings while surrendering one hit.
  • During 14 games this season, the 35-year-old has a 4.85 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .261 to his opponents.
  • Mikolas is looking to register his fifth quality start in a row in this outing.
  • Mikolas is aiming for his seventh straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.6 innings per start.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in one of his 14 appearances this season.
  • The 35-year-old’s 4.85 ERA ranks 67th, 1.192 WHIP ranks 41st, and 6.8 K/9 ranks 62nd among qualifying pitchers this season.

Miles Mikolas vs. Cubs

  • He will face a Cubs team that is batting .227 as a unit (26th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .367 (23rd in the league) with 68 total home runs (19th in MLB action).
  • Head-to-head against the Cubs this season, Mikolas has pitched six innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits while striking out six.

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