Phillies and Cardinals
Spencer Turnbull is set to take the mound on Monday evening, continuing his journey with the Phillies after a stellar debut last Tuesday. In that game, Turnbull limited a formidable Reds offense to just one run on three hits across five solid innings, earning himself a well-deserved win. 
Turnbull faces the Cardinals, a team he has met only once in his career, resulting in a challenging outing where he allowed five runs in 4.2 innings. 
The Cardinals, coming off two consecutive series wins, are sending Miles Mikolas to the mound for his third start of the season. Mikolas had a rough start in his opening game against the Dodgers, surrendering five runs, including two homers, in just 4.1 innings. However, he bounced back impressively in his last outing against the Padres, holding them to only two runs across six innings and securing his first win of the year. 
Looking back, Mikolas struggled in the previous season with a 4.78 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a 9-13 record in over 201 innings pitched. Additionally, his history against the Phillies hasn't been smooth, with a 4.54 ERA and a 2-3 record in 37.2 career innings. 
The Cardinals have shown resilience, winning their last two series after a tough start against the Dodgers. They managed to overcome the Padres and the struggling Marlins.
Pitching Matchups 
Monday, 7:45 pm 
RHP Spencer Turnbull (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Miles Mikolas (1-1, 6.10)
Tuesday, 7:45 pm 
RHP Zach Wheeler (0-1, 0.75) vs. LHP Z.D. Thompson (0-2, 6.97)
Wednesday, 1:15 pm 
TBD vs. RHP Lance Lynn (0-0, 4.15)

Player to Know
Nolan Gorman made significant progress during his rookie season in 2022, hitting 14 home runs and maintaining a .720 OPS over 89 games. In the following season, he further elevated his performance, showcasing his power with 27 home runs, driving in 76 runs, and maintaining a batting line of .236/.328/.478 across 119 games. Despite dealing with back issues that caused him to miss some playing time, Gorman's determination and skills were evident as he continued to contribute effectively to his team. Unfortunately, his season concluded on the Injured List due to a hamstring strain. 
He's off to a strong start in 2024, leading the Cardinals with seven RBIs and four doubles, though he also leads the club with 17 strikeouts. He could prove to be a tough out this week for the Phillies. 

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