The Cardinals had a horrible, no-good series against the Cubs, only managing to get one win in the three-game series.
The St. Louis Cardinals did not have a good weekend series with the Chicago Cubs. They looked terrible, only winning one game in a three-game set against the Cubs. The Cubs.
The Cardinals lost Friday 3-0. They won Saturday 5-3. The Cardinals lost Sunday 6-5.
The team is now 41-34 and a game back in the NL Central standings behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Next up for the Cardinals will be the Miami Marlins who are riding high after a walk-off win against the New York Mets.
Let’s take a look at what happened in this series for the Cardinals.
The team looked great on Saturday. Somehow!
Mikolas shines as the team hits
Miles Mikolas looked dominant as he pitched six innings, giving up four hits, one walk, and an earned run. He struck out nine batters and induced 10 swings and misses. That dominant performance was for not as Giovanny Gallegos earned his fourth blown save of the season. He pitched 1.1 innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs, including a homer. to Rafael Ortega. He struck out two.
Ryan Helsley got his third win of the season as he pitched 1.2 innings, giving up a hit and two walks while striking out two batters.
Brendan Donovan got things going in the first inning, singling to left field, scoring Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado.
In the sixth inning, Dylan Carlson doubled on a liner to right field, scoring Arenado. In the eighth inning, Ivan Herrera knocked a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Edmundo Sosa. Later that inning, Tommy Edman singled to center field, scoring Harrison Bader.
Arenado was 3-for-4 with two runs on Saturday, while Goldschmidt was 2-for-4 with a run. The team was 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The team left nine runners on base.
Imagine if they had brought those runners in.