Pirates vs. Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – July 3

The Pittsburgh Pirates (40-44) and St. Louis Cardinals (44-40) clash on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET.

The probable pitchers are Jared Jones (5-6) for the Pirates and Miles Mikolas (6-7) for the Cardinals.

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Pirates vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Jones – PIT (5-6, 3.66 ERA) vs Mikolas – STL (6-7, 5.32 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Jared Jones

  • The Pirates will send Jones (5-6) to the mound for his 16th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, June 22, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed three hits in seven innings against the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The 22-year-old has pitched in 15 games this season with a 3.66 ERA and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .219.
  • In 15 starts this season, he’s earned nine quality starts.
  • Jones has started 15 games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings 13 times. He averages 5.7 innings per appearance.
  • He has made 15 appearances and finished three of them without allowing an earned run.
  • Among qualified pitchers this campaign, the 22-year-old’s 3.66 ERA ranks 43rd, 1.105 WHIP ranks 22nd, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 18th.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas (6-7) takes the mound first for the Cardinals in his 18th start of the season. He’s put together a 5.32 ERA in 94 2/3 innings pitched, with 68 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds, when he tossed 4 1/3 innings, allowing nine earned runs while giving up 12 hits.
  • In 17 games this season, the 35-year-old has amassed a 5.32 ERA and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .271 to opposing batters.
  • Mikolas is trying to secure his 10th quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • Mikolas will look to record his 13th outing of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.5 innings per appearance.
  • He has had one outing this season that he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 35-year-old’s 5.32 ERA ranks 68th, 1.246 WHIP ranks 50th, and 6.5 K/9 ranks 63rd.

Miles Mikolas vs. Pirates

  • He will take the hill against a Pirates offense that is batting .228 as a unit (24th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .360 (28th in the league) with 80 total home runs (24th in MLB action).
  • Head-to-head against the Pirates this season, Mikolas has pitched seven innings without giving up an earned run on one hit, while striking out six.

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