The St. Louis Cardinals remain at home and will host the Cincinnati Reds in game two of a double header on Saturday night. The Cardinals are averaging 4.9 runs per game which ranks 3rd best in the MLB. Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 165 hits and 35 home runs. The Cardinals are the leaders of the NL Central and have won five of their last ten games.
Dakota Hudson will make his 25th start on the mound for the Cardinals. Hudson is 7-7 on the season with 126 innings pitched. Hudson has 72 strikeouts, 56 walks, and carries a 4.43 ERA. Hudson pitched 4.2 innings in his last outing allowing 5 runs and 9 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals are allowing 4 runs per game.
The Cincinnati Reds have won four of their last ten games and are 4th in the NL Central. The Reds are 18th in league in runs scored per game and hits per game. Cincinnati is led by Kyle Farmer who has 122 hits per game. The Reds have a losing 28-43 road record and a losing 24-35 divisional record.
Hunter Greene will make his 21st start on the mound for the Reds. Greene is 4-12 on the season with 102.2 innings pitched. Greene has 127 strikeouts and carries a 52.6 ERA. Greene pitched 6 innings in his last start allowing no runs and 1 hit. The Reds are allowing 5.1 runs per game.