Pirates vs. Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – July 2

The Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43) and St. Louis Cardinals (43-40) clash on Tuesday at 6:40 PM ET, opening a three-game series at PNC Park.

The Pirates will call on Mitch Keller (9-4) against the Cardinals and Kyle Gibson (5-3).

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Pirates vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Keller – PIT (9-4, 3.20 ERA) vs Gibson – STL (5-3, 3.70 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Mitch Keller

  • The Pirates will hand the ball to Keller (9-4) for his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.20 and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .246 in 16 games this season.
  • In 16 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in nine of them.
  • Keller will look to finish five or more innings for the 17th start in a row.
  • He has three appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 16 chances this season.
  • The 28-year-old’s 3.20 ERA ranks 20th, 1.220 WHIP ranks 44th, and 8.3 K/9 ranks 41st among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

Mitch Keller vs. Cardinals

  • The Cardinals are batting .238 this season, 17th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .376 (18th in the league) with 79 home runs.
  • The right-hander has allowed the Cardinals to go 8-for-26 with two triples, two home runs and four RBI in six innings this season.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Kyle Gibson

  • Gibson (5-3) takes the mound first for the Cardinals in his 16th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.70 ERA in 87 2/3 innings pitched, with 77 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves, the right-hander tossed four innings, giving up four earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In 15 games this season, the 36-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.70, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .227 against him.
  • Gibson has eight quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Gibson will try to record his 14th game of five or more innings pitched this season. He’s averaging 5.8 innings per appearance.
  • He has had two appearances this season in which he did not give up an earned run.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 36-year-old ranks 44th in ERA (3.70), 48th in WHIP (1.243), and 49th in K/9 (7.9).

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