7 standouts in Cardinals series win over Pirates

Miranda Remaklus
ST LOUIS, MO - JUNE 15: Jack Flaherty #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Busch Stadium on June 15, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - JUNE 15: Jack Flaherty #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Busch Stadium on June 15, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /
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Jun 14, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Matthew Liberatore (52) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Matthew Liberatore (52) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

Matthew Liberatore

Matthew Liberatore dusted off from a bad outing and looked excellent Tuesday afternoon, getting his second win of the season as he’s now 2-1.

Liberatore pitched five innings, giving up three hits and two walks. He struck out five batters while inducing nine swings and misses. Liberatore looked good and in control in his outing, which is great news for the Cardinals.

Drew VerHagen earned his second hold of the season in his inning of work. He gave up a hit and struck out one. Genesis Cabrera earned his 10th hold of the season going 1.1 innings, giving up two hits, including a home run to Yu Chang. He did strike out one batter.

Ryan Helsley pitched two-thirds of an inning, walking one batter while striking out one. He did induce four swings and misses while achieving a max velocity of 100.4 mph. Amazing.

Giovanny Gallegos earned his ninth save of the season pitching the ninth inning. He gave up a hit and struck out one, while inducing two swings and misses.

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