6 takeaways from Cardinals series sweep of Diamondbacks

Miranda Remaklus
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 21: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St Louis Cardinals reacts after hitting a two-RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Chase Field on August 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 21: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St Louis Cardinals reacts after hitting a two-RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Chase Field on August 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 19: Miles Mikolas #39 of the St Louis Cardinals delivers a first inning pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 19, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 19: Miles Mikolas #39 of the St Louis Cardinals delivers a first inning pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 19, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Miles Mikolas and the bullpen impress

Miles Mikolas is now 10-9 on the season after a pretty excellent performance Friday that saw him go eight innings, giving up two hits, one walk, one earned run, and four strikeouts on the night. He induced nine swings and misses.

Genesis Cabrera earned the win Saturday, now 4-2, having an effective two-thirds of an inning of work. Andre Pallante earned his seventh hold of the season, pitching two innings, giving up a walk, and striking out two batters.

Giovanny Gallegos pitched an inning, striking out one batter and inducing three swings and misses.

JoJo Romero made his Cardinals debut, pitching an inning, striking out two batters, and inducing four swings and misses.

Jose Quintana struggled in his start Sunday, going 2.2 innings, giving up seven hits, three walks, and four runs, two of which were earned. Chris Stratton calmed things down for Cardinals pitching as he pitched 2.2 innings, walking two and striking out one.

Jake Woodford is now 2-0 on the season after pitching 1.1 innings, giving up a hit. Genesis Cabrera earned his 13th hold of the season, pitching 1.1 innings.

Gallegos earned his 12th save, pitching an inning and striking out one.

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