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Rafael Ortega will be up against starter Adam Wainwright on Thursday (at 7:15 PM ET) when the New York Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Game Info and Rafael Ortega Props
- Day: Thursday, August 17, 2023
- Time: 7:15 PM ET
- TV Channel: FOX
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -222)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +850)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 1 total base (Over odds: -222)
Rafael Ortega Stats
- Ortega has 12 hits and an OBP of .340 to go with a slugging percentage of .311 this season.
- He has picked up a hit in eight of 15 games this season, including multiple hits in three contests.
- He has yet to homer in 15 games this season.
- Ortega has picked up an RBI in two games this year, with multiple runs batted in one contest.
Cardinals Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The pitching staff for the Cardinals has a collective 8.1 K/9 rate. That’s fifth-worst in the majors.
- The Cardinals sport a 4.53 team ERA that ranks 20th across all MLB pitching staffs.
- The Cardinals have surrendered the first-fewest homers in the majors (118 total, one per game).
- Wainwright (3-7) will take to the mound for the Cardinals and make his 16th start of the season.
- The 41-year-old has an ERA of 8.77, a 1.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 2.085 in 15 games this season.
Ortega’s recent games
- vs. Pirates on August 16: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- vs. Pirates on August 15: 0-for-1
- vs. Pirates on August 14: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB
- vs. Braves on August 13: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
- vs. Braves on August 12: 0-for-1, 1 K
- vs. Braves on August 12: 0-for-4, 1 BB
- vs. Braves on August 11: 1-for-3, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 SB
- vs. Cubs on August 9: 1-for-4, 1 K, 1 SB
- vs. Cubs on August 8: 0-for-2
- vs. Cubs on August 7: 2-for-4, 1 K
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