EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: TBD Phillies: Zach Eflin (0-0, 3.46 ERA, . WHIP, 10 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -143, Cardinals +125; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies enter the game as losers of their last three games. The Phillies finished 19-13 in home games in 2020.
Nolan Arenado’s contract was amended when the All-Star third baseman was traded to the Cardinals by the Colorado Rockies, adding a $15 million salary for 2027 to leave him owed $214 million over seven seasons by St. Louis. As part of the amended contract, $50 million of that $214 million will be deferred and payable through 2041, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. Colorado would pay St. Louis $51 million, if Arenado decides to keep his entire contract and not opt out early.
The St. Louis Cardinals are one of Major League Baseball’s iconic franchises. The team with the “Birds on the Bat” have won more World Series titles than any other National League club, and are second only to the New York Yankees overall. St. Louis has been home to a National League franchise since 1892, but the franchise wasn’t known as the Cardinals until 1900.