Phillies vs. Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 31

The St. Louis Cardinals (27-27) will look for continued production from a hitter on a hot streak against the Philadelphia Phillies (39-18) on Friday at 6:40 PM ET, at Citizens Bank Park. Nolan Gorman is on a two-game homer streak.

The Phillies will give the ball to Aaron Nola (6-2, 3.04 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 7 on the season, and the Cardinals will turn to Miles Mikolas (3-5, 5.64 ERA).

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Phillies vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: NBCS-PH
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Citizens Bank Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Nola – PHI (6-2, 3.04 ERA) vs Mikolas – STL (3-5, 5.64 ERA)

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Aaron Nola

  • Nola (6-2) will take the mound for the Phillies, his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in six innings pitched against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 3.04, a 3.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.056.
  • He’s going for his fourth straight quality start.
  • Nola will look to finish five or more innings for the fifth start in a row.
  • In 11 appearances this season, he has finished two without allowing an earned run.
  • The 30-year-old’s 3.04 ERA ranks 28th, 1.056 WHIP ranks 23rd, and 8.2 K/9 ranks 47th among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Aaron Nola vs. Cardinals

  • The Cardinals rank 27th in MLB with 213 runs scored this season. They have a .237 batting average this campaign with 48 home runs (24th in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Cardinals to go 3-for-20 with two home runs and two RBI in six innings this season.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas (3-5) takes the mound first for the Cardinals in his 12th start of the season. He has a 5.64 ERA in 59 2/3 innings pitched, with 45 strikeouts.
  • His last time out came on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, when the righty went six innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • During 11 games this season, the 35-year-old has a 5.64 ERA and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .286 to opposing batters.
  • Mikolas has five quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Mikolas will look to last five or more innings for his fourth straight start. He’s averaging 5.4 frames per outing.
  • So far during the 2024 campaign he has surrendered one or more earned runs in all of his appearances.
  • The 35-year-old ranks 75th in ERA (5.64), 65th in WHIP (1.356), and 67th in K/9 (6.9) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Miles Mikolas vs. Phillies

  • He will face off against a Phillies offense that ranks fourth in the league with 500 total hits (on a .258 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .416 (fourth in the league) with 66 total home runs (seventh in MLB play).
  • Mikolas has thrown 6 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out three against the Phillies this season.

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