The St. Louis Cardinals (65-81) will look for another strong showing from a hitter on a hot streak against the Philadelphia Phillies (79-67) on Friday at 8:15 PM ET, at Busch Stadium. Richie Palacios is riding a two-game homer streak.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Phillies will send Aaron Nola (12-9) to the mound, while Zack Thompson (5-5) will get the nod for the Cardinals.

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Phillies vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Nola - PHI (12-9, 4.64 ERA) vs Thompson - STL (5-5, 4.06 ERA)

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Aaron Nola

  • The Phillies' Nola (12-9) will make his 30th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 4 1/3 innings while giving up four earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Miami Marlins.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 4.64 and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .241 in 29 games this season.
  • In 29 starts this season, he's earned 13 quality starts.
  • Nola has started 29 games this season, and he's lasted five or more innings 25 times. He averages 6.1 innings per appearance.
  • He has made 29 appearances and finished three of them without allowing an earned run.

Aaron Nola vs. Cardinals

  • The Cardinals are batting .252 this season, 13th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .425 (10th in the league) with 200 home runs.
  • The right-hander has faced the Cardinals one time this season, allowing them to go 1-for-22 with a double in seven innings.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zack Thompson

  • The Cardinals are sending Thompson (5-5) to the mound for his seventh start of the season. He is 5-5 with a 4.06 ERA and 59 strikeouts through 51 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, the left-hander tossed five innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.06, with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 22 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .274 batting average against him.
  • Thompson has registered one quality start this year.
  • Thompson will aim to pitch five or more innings for his third straight start. He's averaging 2.3 innings per outing.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in 11 of his 22 outings this season.

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