4th Of July Cardinals Tickets 68% Above Season Average
The Miami Marlins have stayed in the NL East race for most of the season, but are starting to show some chinks in the armor. They’ve struggled recently, falling below .500 with a 40-43 record and now are 5.5 games out of first. They’re the next team on the St. Louis Cardinals schedule a team that has been clawing it’s way back into the NL Central race. The Milwaukee Brewers got off to the hottest start in the league to start the season, and still hold the second best record in the entire league at 51-35. The Cardinals are behind the Brewers in the Central at 44-40. St. Louis Cardinals tickets are averaging $62.48 on the secondary market, which is a 12 percent increase over their regular season average thanks to an obscenely expensive July 4 game.
7/4 MIA Andrew Heaney vs. STL Lance Lynn | Avg. Price: $103.54 | Get-in Price: $28
Easily the most expensive game of the series is on July 4th with an average of $103.54 and a get-in price of $28. The average price more than doubles the next most expensive game of the series. There will also be a replica 2004 NL ring giveaway, to commemorate the Cardinals NLCS victory in 2004.
7/5 MIA TBA vs. STL Shelby Miller | Avg. Price: $51.90 | Get-in Price: $17
The second game of the series has prices drop off big time with a $51.90 ticket average and a $17 get-in price. Fans in attendance will also receive an adult patriotic jersey. The Marlins starter hasn’t been determined yet, but Shelby Miller will get the start for the Cardinals. Miller has easily been the team’s worst starter, despite tying Lance Lynn for the most starts on the team. He comes in well below replacement level even with a 4.10 ERA.
7/6 MIA Henderson Alvarez vs. STL Marco Gonzalez | Avg. Price: $32 | Get-in Price: $7
Marco Gonzalez is the only other Cardinals starter to rate below replacement level, but he’s only made two starts so far. Part of it is bad luck, but he’s walking batters at the highest rate on the team while striking out very few. He’s also getting very few ground balls while allowing two home runs in his 9.1 innings. The first 25,000 fans at the game will receive a free Jim Edmonds bobblehead. The average price of the game is easily the cheapest at $32 and the get-in price is $7.