The Philadelphia Phillies (79-67) and St. Louis Cardinals (65-81) clash in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Busch Stadium, at 8:15 PM ET. The Phillies are coming off a series defeat to the Braves, and the Cardinals a series win over the Orioles.

The probable pitchers are Aaron Nola (12-9) for the Phillies and Zack Thompson (5-5) for the Cardinals.

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Cardinals vs. Phillies 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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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zack Thompson

  • Thompson (5-5) takes the mound first for the Cardinals in his seventh start of the season. He's put together a 4.06 ERA in 51 2/3 innings pitched, with 59 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the left-hander went five innings against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up three earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • In 22 games this season, the 25-year-old has put up a 4.06 ERA and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .274 to opposing hitters.
  • Thompson has one quality start this season.
  • Thompson is aiming for his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 2.3 innings per start.
  • In 11 of his appearances this season he has not give up an earned run.

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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 gave up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Miami Marlins.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 4.64, a 4.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.168 in 29 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start 13 times in 29 starts this season.
  • Nola has made 25 starts of five or more innings in 29 chances this season, and averages 6.1 frames when he pitches.
  • He has finished three appearances without allowing an earned run in 29 chances this season.
  • The 30-year-old ranks 40th in ERA (4.64), 18th in WHIP (1.168), and 19th in K/9 (9.4) among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

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.
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Cardinals in one game, and they have gone 1-for-22 with a double over seven innings.

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