The Cardinals split a four-game series with the Brewers this weekend in an attempt to gain some ground in the NL Central.
In a series split, the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday 3-4, won Friday 4-2, won Saturday 8-3, and lost Sunday 8-0.
Adam Wainwright is now 5-4 on the season after Thursday’s loss. This was Wainwright and Yadier Molina’s 313th start as a battery. He induced six swings and misses.
Dakota Hudson got a no-decision after 4.2 innings pitched Friday. HE gave up five hits and four walks. He did strike out three batters. Hudson did speed up his outing by using the PitchCom system to communicate more discreetly with catcher, Andrew Knizner. He did induce four swings and misses.
Drew VerHagen ended up getting the win after pitching a clear third-of-an-inning. Genesis Cabera pitched two innings to earn his sixth hold of the season. He struck out two. Ryan Helsley earned his third save of the season after pitching two-thirds an inning, striking out one. He topped out at a velocity of 100.2 mph.
The Cardinals had a great day on the field Saturday with rookie second baseman Nolan Gorman having a break-out game and his life-long friend and teammate Matthew Liberatore having a successful start.
The Cardinals had a terrible day on Sunday, unable to get any offense going. Miles Mikolas is now 3-3 on the season after pitching 5.2 innings, giving up nine hits, a walk, and six earned runs, including two home runs. He did strike out six. He did induce 13 swings and misses. He topped out his velocity at 95.9 mph.
The Cardinals welcome the San Diego Padres for a three-game set starting Memorial Day. Hopefully, the Cardinals can scratch out a series win.
Now let’s take a look at this series’ standouts.
Gorman had a breakout game on Saturday for the Cardinals going 4-4 with 4 RBI.
Gorman hit his first Major League career home run in the first inning to right-center field off Adrian Houser. The blast traveled 449-feet at 110.6 mph, making it the longest home run hit at Busch Stadium this season.
Gorman hit a single in the third inning to center field, scoring Harrison Bader. In the fourth inning, Gorman doubled to right field, scoring Corey Dickerson and Tommy Edman.
On Thursday, Gorman was 0-for-2 with a couple of strikeouts. On Friday, Gorman was 0-for-2 with one strikeout. On Sunday, Gorman was 0-for-3, with two strikeouts.
Hopefully, as the summer continues, Gorman can get on a streak and put together some offense the team has been hoping to see from him.