The rookie left-hander takes the ball for the Cardinals as they look to avoid losing their first series since late April on Sunday against the Miami Marlins.
Carlos Beltran homering from each side of the plate Saturday was hardly a shocker, since he had done it 10 times before.
While the Miami Marlins own baseball’s worst record, they haven’t played like it over the last week.
Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs to lead the Miami Marlins past the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 Saturday in the Grapefruit League opener for both teams.
The Miami Marlins are probably the happiest people in the sports world that the calendar turned to July. The Marlins knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals in 103-degree heat Friday night 3-2 to secure the teams third win in a row.
On Sunday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced its starting lineups, pitchers and reserves for the 83rd All-Star Game, to be held on July 10 at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. Although each team is chock full of talent, there were nonetheless players who didn’t make the cut despite stellar first-half statistics.
Adam Wainwright looked at himself in the mirror Sunday and liked what he saw. Wainwright watched himself practice his motion before the game and then went out and limited the Marlins to one hit and an unearned run in four innings of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-2 victory over Miami.
In one of the most exciting World Series games of all-time, the St. Louis Cardinals, down to their final strike in both the ninth and 10th innings, forced a decisive Game 7 when David Freese capped a game for the ages with a walk-off home run to center field.