On the evening of June 11, 2024, a noteworthy MLB encounter is set to take place at Busch Stadium as the Pittsburgh Pirates go head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals, starting at 7:45 pm. The forecast predicts a night with few clouds, setting the stage for ideal game conditions.

Paul Skenes will be leading the charge from the pitcher’s mound for the Pirates, carrying an impressive ERA of 3.000. Facing him from the Cardinals’ side will be Miles Mikolas, whose current ERA stands at 5.324.

As the 2024 season progresses, the Pirates find themselves in 10th place within the NL Central Division with a record of 31-34, reflecting a winning percentage of 0.48. They are positioned 5th in their division with an even 7-7 divisional record. Recently, the Pirates have shown solid form, securing 6 wins in their latest stretch of 10 games, though they are coming off a loss (L1). Their performance includes 16 wins and 17 losses at home, alongside a close 15-17 record on the road, with 17 victories in day games and 14 in night matches. They’ve scored 269 runs but have allowed 292.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals rank 6th in the same division, holding a similar win-loss record of 31-33, which also translates to a 0.48 winning percentage. They are positioned 2nd in the division with a 5-7 record against divisional opponents. The Cardinals have recently won 4 of their last 10 games and are currently on a winning streak (W1). At home, their record is slightly positive at 15-14, with a less favorable 16-19 mark on the road. The team has thrived more under the lights, securing 20 of their total 31 victories in night games, compared to 11 in day games. Offensively, they’ve put up 254 runs, while their defense has given up 294 runs.