It didn’t look great, but the St. Louis Cardinals were able to split their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend.
Thankfully the St. Louis Cardinals were able to salvage a split of their series with the Diamondbacks, looking good in their two wins while appearing to drag in their losses.
Thursday: Cardinals 8, D’backs 3
Dakota Hudson earned his second win of the season after throwing six innings, giving up a hit and three walks. He was able to strike out four. Aaron Brooks pitched 2.2 innings, giving up four hits, and three runs including a home run to Pavin Smith. He struck out two. Nick Wittgren pitched the final third of an inning, giving up one hit and a walk while striking out one.
The Cardinals’ eight runs will be discussed in the good section.
Friday: Cardinals 2, D’backs 6
Paul Goldschmidt knocked his first home run of the season after a 12-pitch at-bat off of Madison Bumgarner. In the seventh inning, with Paul DeJong’s at-bat, Bader scored on a balk and advanced to second base.
The remainder of the game will be discussed in the Ugly section.
Saturday: Cardinals 0, D’backs 2
Miles Mikolas pitched an amazing 7.1 innings while striking out seven. He looked great and then appeared to have been left in too long in the eighth inning, giving up two home runs, one to Ketel Marte and the other to Nick Ahmed.
Genesis Cabrera pitched two-thirds of an inning, giving up a hit and striking out one. Jake Woodford pitched the final inning.
Sunday: Cardinals 7, D’backs 5
The Cardinals battled back to take the final game of the series. The Cardinals snapped their home run drought while a struggling young pitcher got the no-decision.
The runs will be discussed in the Good section while the struggles will be in the Ugly section.
The Cardinals will take on the Kansas City Royals in St. Louis Monday afternoon before heading to Kansas City for a two-game set.