Takeaways from disappointing Cardinals series against the Reds

Miranda Remaklus
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 18: Tyler O'Neill #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 18, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 18: Tyler O'Neill #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 18, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 23: Steven Matz #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals warms up before the start of the bottom of the first inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 23, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Lauren Bacho/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 23: Steven Matz #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals warms up before the start of the bottom of the first inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 23, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Lauren Bacho/Getty Images) /

The Cardinals won Saturday 6-3

The Cardinals got Steven Matz back earning him his fourth victory of the season but may have lost him for another extended period of time after he injured his knee.

Joey Votto reached first base due to a throwing error by Matz that lead to the knee injury in the sixth inning Saturday. Matz pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three hits, a walk, and two earned runs. He was able to strike out seven batters.

Matz learned on Sunday that he was placed back on the 15-day injured list as he has a torn MCL.

Junior Fernadez pitched an inning, giving up two hits and a home run to Mark Kolozsvary. He did strike out two.  Giovanny Gallegos earned his seventh hold of the season in pitching 1.1 innings. He gave up a hit and a walk while striking out one.

Ryan Helsley earned his ninth save of the season with 1.1 innings of work. He did strike out three.

Tyler O’Neill got the scoring started for the Cardinals in the third inning as he singled to right field, scoring Dylan Carlson. Goldschmidt singled to left field, scoring O’Neill.

In the fourth inning, O’Neill knocked his fifth home run of the center on a fly-to-center field. Dylan Carlson scored on the blast.

Goldschmidt went back to back with O;NEill. The fly to left-center field was his 22 of the season

In the sixth inning, Tommy Edman doubled to left field, scoring Nolan Arenado.

Even with the victory, more could have been done though. Cardinals batters were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.

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