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Samad Taylor will be up against starter Steven Matz on Saturday (at 7:10 PM ET) when the Kansas City Royals take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium.
Game Info and Samad Taylor Props
- Day: Saturday, August 12, 2023
- Time: 7:10 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSKC
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -161)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +850)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 1 total base (Over odds: -161)
Samad Taylor Stats
- Taylor is batting .196 with an OBP of .283 and a slugging percentage of .261 this season.
- He has recorded a base hit in eight of 17 games this year, with multiple hits in one contest.
- He has yet to hit a home run in 17 games this year.
- Taylor has driven in a run in four games this year (23.5%), with zero multiple-RBI games.
Cardinals Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The 8.1 K/9 rate put together by the Cardinals pitching staff ranks 26th in MLB.
- The Cardinals sport a 4.53 team ERA that ranks 22nd among all MLB pitching staffs.
- Cardinals hurlers have combined to surrender the fewest homers in baseball (114 total, one per game).
- The Cardinals will send Matz (3-7) to the mound for his 17th start this season.
- The 32-year-old has an ERA of 3.91, 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .268 in 24 games this season.
Taylor’s recent games
- at Red Sox on August 10: 0-for-2, 2 K
- at Phillies on August 6: 0-for-1, 1 K
- at Phillies on August 5: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 K
- vs. Mets on August 3: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
- vs. Mets on August 1: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 SB
- vs. Tigers on July 17: 1-for-3, 1 K, 1 SB
- vs. Dodgers on July 2: 0-for-1
- vs. Dodgers on July 1: 0-for-2, 1 RBI
- vs. Guardians on June 29: 0-for-2, 1 K
- vs. Guardians on June 28: 0-for-2, 1 K, 2 BB
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