Good, Bad, and Ugly from Cardinals series split with Giants

Miranda Remaklus
Juan Yepez #36 of the St. Louis Cardinals singles against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the fourth inning at Oracle Park on May 08, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Major League Baseball players and coaches are wearing pink today in honor of Mother's Day. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Juan Yepez #36 of the St. Louis Cardinals singles against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the fourth inning at Oracle Park on May 08, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Major League Baseball players and coaches are wearing pink today in honor of Mother's Day. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 07: Steven Matz #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on May 07, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 07: Steven Matz #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on May 07, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

The Ugly

Steven Matz had a terrible outing on Saturday getting his second loss of the season.

In the first inning, Matz gave up a grand slam homer to Wilmer Flores scoring Austin Slater, Mauricio Dubon, and Brandon Belt. In the second, Mauricio Dubon hit a homer to center field, scoring Mike Yastrzemski. Darin Ruf knocked a homer to left-center field, scoring Brandon Belt.

Matz pitched two innings, giving up five hits, three walks, and eight runs including three home runs. He did strike out three. This was Matz’s first game back with the club after being out on the bereavement list.

With Jake Woodford into pitch the fourth inning, Flores hit a sacrifice fly to Carlson, allowing Dubon to score. Nick Wittgren pitched the seventh inning. He gave up a double to left field, scoring Luis Gonzalez.

Woodford pitched 3.1 innings giving up two hits, one run, and a walk. He did strike out two. Packy Naughton pitched two-thirds of an inning, striking out one. Wittgren pitched one inning giving up two hits and one run. He also hit Joey Bart by pitch.

In the eighth inning, Kodi Whitley walked Flores with the bases loaded allowing Dubon to score. T.J. McFarland was brought in and hit Gonzalez by pitch allowing LaMonte Wade Jr., to score. Estrada then hit a sacrifice fly to right field, allowing Ruf to score.

Whitley pitched to four batters in the eighth inning, failing to get an out. He gave up four walks and three runs. McFarland pitched the final inning. He did hit Gonzalez with a pitch.

Dakota Hudson had a rough outing on Sunday. He pitched 4.2 innings, giving up five hits, four walks, and three runs.

Hudson was on the mound when he gave up a two-run homer to LaMonte Wade Jr., allowing Ruf to score. Yastrzemski hit a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Gonzalez.

T.J. McFarland pitched one-third of an inning, walking one.

Genesis Cabrera had a rough weekend as well. On Sunday, earned his first loss of the season, giving up on a hit. in the sixth inning, he gave up a home run to Yastrzemski on a fly to right field.

Pallante pitched one inning, giving up a hit and a walk. Giovanny Gallegos pitched the ninth inning, walking one and striking out one.

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