The St. Louis Cardinals (67-87) hope to break their four-game losing run versus the San Diego Padres (76-78), at 8:40 PM ET on Saturday.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Padres will send Nick Martinez (5-4) to the mound, while Jake Woodford (2-2) will take the ball for the Cardinals.

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Cardinals vs. Padres Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: SDPA
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Venue: PETCO Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Martinez - SD (5-4, 3.73 ERA) vs Woodford - STL (2-2, 5.31 ERA)

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jake Woodford

  • Woodford (2-2 with a 5.31 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cardinals, his seventh of the season.
  • In his last time out -- out of the bullpen on Tuesday -- the right-hander threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers while surrendering one hit.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 5.31, with 6 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season. Opponents have a .304 batting average against him.
  • Woodford has not registered a quality start on the season.
  • Woodford will try to record his fourth game of five or more innings pitched this season. He's averaging 3.2 innings per appearance.
  • In five of his 13 total appearances this season he has not given up an earned run.

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Padres Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Nick Martínez

  • The Padres will hand the ball to Martinez (5-4) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last start was on Sunday, when he tossed three innings without allowing a run on one hit in a matchup with the Oakland Athletics.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.73, a 2.71 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.283 in 61 games this season.
  • He has started seven games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in two of them.
  • In seven starts, Martinez has pitched through or past the fifth inning three times. He has a season average of 1.7 frames per outing.
  • If he manages to end his start without allowing an earned run, he'd extend his streak of appearances with no earned runs to three.

Nick Martínez vs. Cardinals

  • The Cardinals are batting .251 this season, 14th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .419 (12th in the league) with 205 home runs.
  • The right-hander has faced the Cardinals one time this season, allowing them to go 0-for-3 in one inning.

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