In his short time with the St. Louis Cardinals, Justin Masterson has struggled to settle in to his new surroundings.
If the Miami Marlins want to continue climbing up the standings and pushing for a playoff berth they’ll have to get by one of baseball’s best pitchers on Tuesday.
Not long after Jose Fernandez was lost for the season with an elbow injury, the Miami Marlins found a new ace. They’ve won a franchise-record 10 in a row when Henderson Alvarez takes the ball.
The Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the majors for the past six-plus weeks. The short-handed St. Louis Cardinals rotation could use that kind of consistency from one of their top prospects soon.
While Shelby Miller might be longingly looking back at his rookie season, Miami’s Andrew Heaney could be envying his opponent’s position of relative experience.
Yadier Molina has lined into so many hard outs, the St. Louis Cardinals figured he was overdue. Molina and Oscar Taveras placed consecutive two-out RBI doubles just out of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton’s reach in a three-run sixth inning in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
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Lance Lynn outpitched Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez for his 11th win and Matt Holliday homered for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory that wrapped up a three-game sweep Sunday.
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.