7 takeaways from Cardinals series win over Cubs
The Cardinals’ bullpen performed better
Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina made their 321 starts as a battery Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was another occasion where Wainwright had no run support as the Cardinals lost 2-0, bringing him to a record of 9-9 on the season.
He pitched six innings, giving up five hits, four walks, and two earned runs. He had three strikeouts and five swings and misses.
Jojo Romero pitched the final two innings Tuesday afternoon. He struck out one batter while inducing three swings and misses.
Chris Stratton appeared in relief of Woodford, pitching one inning of relief and striking out two batters. He induced four swings and misses.
Matthew Liberatore was the 27th man up for the doubleheader Tuesday. He looked great in his relief effort Tuesday night. He pitched 2.2 innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs. He struck out three batters while inducing four swings and misses. He had the top pitching velocity of the night at 96.8 mph.
Dakota Hudson had a better outing than many anticipated. He pitched seven innings Thursday, giving up five hits, two walks, and two runs. He struck out four batters while inducing 12 swings and misses. It was a great outing from Hudson. Finally!
While Packy Naughton only pitched a third of an inning, he gave up three hits, and one earned run. He did strike out one batter.
Jordan HIcks had a dominant outing Thursday. He pitched 1.2 innings, striking out two batters while inducing three swings and misses. Hicks hit his top velocity at 101.5 mph.