7 takeaways from Cardinals series win over Cubs
Jordan Montgomery throws a complete game, shutout
Thursday evening, Harrison Bader was placed on the 60-day injured list with lingering plantar fasciitis issues ending his season. Earlier this week, Jordan Montgomery threw a complete game shutout. This essentially makes the Cardinals the winner in the trade of Bader to the Yankees for Montgomery.
Montgomery gave up one hit and struck out seven batters. He threw 99 pitches, with 65 being thrown as strikes. He induced 14 swings and misses. Montgomery is now 7-3 on the season, having won all four games he has started for the Cardinals.
Jake Woodford got a win
Jake Woodford had a great win Tuesday evening. Finally!
Woodford is now 3-0 after pitching 5.1 innings, giving up four hits, a walk, and one earned run. He struck out one batter and induced two swings and misses.
Last season he struggled through several spot starts. This season has been primarily spent in AAA Memphis while he has gotten some relief appearance with St. Louis that earned him a couple of victories. He was very efficient on Tuesday evening. Seeing him step up big when the team needed him was good.