10 standouts, 4 disappointments in St. Louis Cardinals series with Cubs

Miranda Remaklus
Apr 20, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Genesis Cabrera (92) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Genesis Cabrera (92) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 02: Manager Oliver Marmol #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals removes T.J. McFarland #62 of the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 02, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 7-5. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 02: Manager Oliver Marmol #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals removes T.J. McFarland #62 of the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 02, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 7-5. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

 Disappointment – T. J. McFarland

He’s not playing to the expectation the Cardinals had when they signed him to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. It’s frustrating to see, for sure.

On Thursday, he pitched 1.1 innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs. For the season, he’s had 18 outings, pitching 20 innings with an ERA of 7.65.

Will the Cardinals allow him to improve in reward for what he brought to the team in 2021 or ask what he’s done for them lately? As the Cardinals gain more options from the minor leagues and through returns from the injured list, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, this could mean for McFarland.

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