The Philadelphia Phillies (81-67) have a 2-0 series lead, hoping to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals (65-83) on Sunday at Busch Stadium, at 2:15 PM ET.

The probable pitchers are Taijuan Walker (15-5) for the Phillies and Dakota Hudson (6-2) for the Cardinals.

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Cardinals vs. Phillies Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Time: 2:15 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Walker - PHI (15-5, 4.36 ERA) vs Hudson - STL (6-2, 5.10 ERA)

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Dakota Hudson

  • Hudson gets the start for the Cardinals, his 10th of the season. He is 6-2 with a 5.10 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Monday, the right-hander went 4 1/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, giving up seven earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • In 15 games this season, the 29-year-old has put up a 5.10 ERA and 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .267 to opposing hitters.
  • Hudson has three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Hudson has put up seven starts this season that he pitched five or more innings.
  • In four of his appearances this season he did not allow an earned run.

Dakota Hudson vs. Phillies

  • The opposing Phillies offense has a collective .259 batting average, and is fifth in the league with 1313 total hits and ninth in MLB play with 725 runs scored. They have the fifth-ranked slugging percentage (.439) and are 10th in all of MLB with 197 home runs.
  • Head-to-head against the Phillies this season, Hudson has pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on six hits while striking out one.

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Taijuan Walker

  • The Phillies will hand the ball to Walker (15-5) for his 29th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Monday, when he threw 5 1/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up five earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched to a 4.36 ERA this season with 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.8 walks per nine across 28 games.
  • In 28 starts this season, he's earned 10 quality starts.
  • Walker has 16 starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • In 28 appearances this season, he has finished three without allowing an earned run.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 31-year-old's 4.36 ERA ranks 38th, 1.336 WHIP ranks 42nd, and 7.5 K/9 ranks 40th.

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