Welcome to a new installment here on Redbird Rants, the Redbird Roundup, which will feature the top stories from around the world of Major League Baseball each morning to help keep you up-to-date on the latest baseball happenings.
On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals broke things open late against the Cleveland Indians after Matt Holliday launched an eighth-inning, three-run shot. Starter Lance Lynn was lights-out all night long, turning in six innings of shutout baseball to pace the club on the hill.
The second-place Chicago Cubs were led by a dominant start by Jake Arrieta, who allowed just one run on the night in front of the home faithful at Wrigley Field. The two teams are separated by just six games in the National League Central as Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have helped keep the Cubs competitive.
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Here at Redbird Rants, we broke down Matt Carpenter‘s anticipated return to the lineup ahead of yesterday’s game after he missed last weekend due to what was labeled as “extreme fatigue,” as well as Jaime Garcia‘s anticipated return to the Cardinals pitching staff. The left-hander made his first rehab start recently and struggled, but is believed to be nearing his return date.
We also took a look at Jason Heyward‘s performance to-date, as well as why I personally believe the front office has more options that make a six-figure deal for him not only a bad baseball decision, but one that doesn’t make a lot of sense business-wise.
Here’s more from around the league:
“Lynn leads Cardinals past Indians with strong start” – Redbird Rants
“Stanton clubs monster blast v. Dodgers” – Fansided
“Three keys to Jung-ho Kang’s success” – Rum Bunter
“Jaime Garcia working back to St. Louis staff” – Redbird Rants