New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/30/2023 – The Yankees and Cardinals kick off a thrilling three-game series, with New York entering the contest as slight favorites. Fresh off a commanding victory over the Oakland Athletics with a 10-4 final score, the New York Yankees are pumped and ready to continue their winning ways. Led by the talented Luis Servino, the Yankees are poised to bring the heat to St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to be defeated in this matchup as per the top MLB betting lines.
New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/30/2023
|When:||Friday, June 30, 8:15 PM EDT|
The offense was on fire as well 🔥
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New York Yankees
The New York Yankees are on fire, coming off a massive 10-4 victory against the Oakland Athletics this past Wednesday. They’ve now triumphed in four of their last five games, showcasing their dominance on the diamond. The Yankees have been setting the baseball world ablaze this month, displaying an unstoppable force that shows no signs of slowing down.
Their recent road trip against the Athletics was an absolute spectacle, outscoring their opponents by an impressive 22-5 margin. In an incredible display of skill, Domingo Germán pitched the MLB’s first perfect game in over a decade during the opening game of the series.
Thursday’s games may be excluded, but the 44-36 New York Yankees went head-to-head with the Oakland Athletics in a decisive three-game set at Oakland Coliseum. After a tough 2-1 defeat in the series opener, the Yankees rebounded with a resounding 11-0 victory in which Domingo German pitched a perfect game, striking out nine batters with only 99 pitches. It was a historic moment, marking the 24th perfect game in MLB history. The Yankees finally found their offensive groove, breaking out at the plate and delivering an impressive performance.
The Yankees miss out on their captain.
With Aaron Judge on the injury list, the team has had to rely on other players to step up and deliver clutch performances. Anthony Volpe has been solid, going 10-for-31 with a couple of doubles and a solo home run in his last 11 games. Billy McKinney has also had three home runs in his previous ten games.
Before Friday, Luis Severino will take the mound at Busch Stadium. The 29-year-old right-hander holds a 1-2 record with a 5.25 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in seven starts this season. While he had a rocky start in June, surrendering 21 runs in his first four outings, Severino bounced back with an impressive performance in his last start. He showcased his skills in a tight 1-0 victory against the Texas Rangers, allowing just five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four.
Players to watch: Gleyber Torres 2B (GP 80, AB 294, R 44, H 73, 2B 11, 3B 1, HR 12, RBI 32, TB 122, BB 33, SO 45, SB 6, AVG 0.248, OBP 0.323, SLG 0.415, OPS 0.738, WAR 1, Anthony Rizzo 1B (GP 75, AB 279, R 39, H 75, 2B 12, 3B 0, HR 11, RBI 37, TB 120, BB 28, SO 70, SB 0, AVG 0.269, OBP 0.357, SLG 0.43, OPS 0.787, WAR 1.4
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals gave up a disastrous 6-run inning in their previous game, but they’re determined to turn things around against the formidable Luis Severino and the red-hot New York Yankees. The Cardinals have been enduring a tough season, sitting in last place in the NL Central with a disappointing 33-47 overall record.
Their chances of making this year’s postseason seem slim, but they won’t go down without a fight. Matthew Liberatore, their starting pitcher in this game, has shown promise, securing wins in his last two starts. The Cardinals will heavily rely on him on Friday night as they aim to overcome the dominant Yankees.
The Cardinals struggle to make it past opponents.
On Thursday afternoon, the 33-46 St. Louis Cardinals hosted the Houston Astros in the final game of their three-game interleague series. After a 4-2 victory in the series opener, the Cards suffered a heartbreaking 10-7 loss, surrendering a three-run lead. It was their third defeat in nine games, and they continued their struggles at home, with just one win in their last seven contests.
Despite their overall struggles, the Cardinals have shown offensive prowess in recent weeks, boasting a solid .264/.335/.452 slash line with 15 extra-base hits and 16 home runs in their last stretch of games. Brendan Donovan has been a standout performer, going 14-for-39 with a couple of home runs in his last ten games. Paul Goldschmidt has also contributed power to the lineup, belting three home runs and driving in 11 runs in his previous ten games.
Players to watch: Paul Goldschmidt 1B (GP 78, AB 305, R 50, H 87, 2B 20, 3B 0, HR 14, RBI 42, TB 149, BB 42, SO 76, SB 8, AVG 0.285, OBP 0.374, SLG 0.489, OPS 0.863, WAR 2.6, Nolan Arenado 3B (GP 77, AB 299, R 35, H 82, 2B 11, 3B 2, HR 16, RBI 54, TB 145, BB 22, SO 61, SB 2, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.485, OPS 0.807, WAR 1
New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Numbers
New York Yankees
Over is 6-0 in Yankee’s last six games vs. a left-handed starter.
Over is 4-0 in Severinos last four starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
Yankees are 8-0 in Severinos last eight starts vs. National League Central.
The Yankees are 0-4 in their last four games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
The Yankees are 0-5 in their last five games, with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
St. Louis Cardinals
Under is 3-0-1 in Liberatore’s last four starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 3-0-1 in the Cardinal’s last four home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Under is 3-0-1 in Liberatore’s last four home starts.
Under is 3-0-1 in Liberatore’s last four starts, with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Cardinals are 5-0 in their last five vs. American League East.
New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Picks
With Liberatore on the mound, the St. Louis Cardinals will hope for a solid performance for ignite their resurgence. But the New York Yankees are favored to win this matchup according to the latest baseball betting odds.
Score Prediction: Yankees 7, Cardinals 1.