The Philadelphia Phillies will head to Busch Stadium
tonight for a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. While St. Louis Cardinals tickets
have seen a season average of $62.88 on the secondary market, each of the four games will have an average price below that number. This series will mark the first of two times this season for the Phillies to appear on the St. Louis Cardinals schedule. The series as a whole is 31% below St. Louis' season average.
6/19 - David Buchannon vs Shelby Miller | Avg. Price: $24 | Get-in Price: $5
The series begins tonight when Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller takes the mound against the Phillies' David Buchanan. The average price for Thursday Cardinals vs Phillies tickets
is $24, the lowest of the series at 61.8% below season average, with a get-in price of just $5, also the lowest of the series. Miller has pitched well, going 7-5 with a 3.42 ERA in 14 starts this season. Buchanan has been yet another factor in the poor season the Phillies have had as he's gone just 2-3 with a 5.97 ERA over 28.2 innings in five starts.
6/20 - A.J. Burnett vs Jaime Garcia | Avg. Price: $52.35 | Get-in Price: $23
The second game of the series will be played Friday night and will see Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia pitch against Phillies veteran A.J. Burnett. The average price for Friday Cardinals vs Phillies tickets is $52.35 with a get-in price of $23. The Cardinals will also be promoting a Bob Gibson jersey to the first 25,000 fans. The lefty Garcia has seen promising results in his seventh Major League season, going 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA in six starts. Burnett has failed to pitch well on a bumbling Phillies team, producing just four wins and six losses with a 4.17 ERA in 15 starts this season.
6/21 - Cole Hamels vs Adam Wainwright | Avg. Price: $57.84 | Get-in Price: $14
Saturday afternoon's game features an ace duel when the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright faces Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. The average price for Saturday Phillies vs Cardinals tickets is $57.84, the highest of the series but still 8% below season average, with a get-in price of $14. The Cardinals will also be giving fans a free tote bag upon entering Busch Stadium. Wainwright has had an All-Star caliber season thus far, pitching to a 9-2 record and 2.15 ERA. As Hamels hasn't had much run support during his starts this season, his 2-3 record does not do the lefty justice. Hamels has been the one constant on this season's Phillies team, posting a 2.78 ERA over 74.1 innings in 11 starts.
6/22 - Kyle Kendrick vs Michael Wacha | Avg. Price: $40 | Get-in Price: $9
The final game of the series will be held Sunday afternoon as Michael Wacha takes the mound for the Cardinals against Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick. The average price for Sunday Cardinals vs Phillies tickets is $40, 36.4% below season average, with a get-in price of $9. The Cardinals will also hold Cap Day on Sunday as the first 25,000 fans will receive a free hat upon entrance. Like Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, Wacha's 5-5 record does not attribute to the 22-year-old's impressive season. Through 15 starts, Wacha has allowed just 28 runs in 90.1 innings, good enough for a 2.79 ERA. Kendrick has gone 3-6 with a 3.87 ERA this season.
The Phillies schedule has the team traveling back home for a seven-game homestand against the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves after their series with the Cardinals. Following their four-game stint against the Phillies, the Cardinals will hit the road for 10 games over three series with the Rockies, Dodgers and Giants.