Jeremy Hefner, who rehabbed his way back from two right elbow procedures to latch on with the Cardinals’ organization this year, is likely to be out until at least August after an MRI revealed right shoulder inflammation.
In the midst of a stretch in which they’ll play 13 of 16 games on the road, the Cardinals return home on Friday to find baseball’s hottest team, the Giants, awaiting them for the three games they do have at Busch Stadium.
Soccer will be returning to Busch Stadium this summer, as the Cardinals announced on Wednesday that their home ballpark will host a match against European clubs Liverpool F.C. and A.S. Roma at 7:30 p.m. CT on August 1. It will mark the fifth soccer match Busch Stadium has hosted since 2013.
Zach Davies did what few others have this season, silencing the red-hot Cardinals bats over eight shutout innings as the Brewers won, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park to salvage the series.
Cards fans sang the blues when Jason Heyward departed for the Cubs and understandably so. But Stephen Piscotty is having an All-Star season for St. Louis.
The last time Jaime Garcia faced the Brewers he tossed a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts. He’ll face Zach Davies, who will be facing the Cardinals for the first time in 2016.
The Cardinals broke open a close game by scoring seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings on their way to a win over the Brewers.
Wily Peralta and Mike Leake square off in the second game of the inter-divisional series between the Brewers and Cardinals on Tuesday night at Miller Park.
A scheduled day off for Stephen Piscotty turned into two after he reported to Miller Park weaker than normal on Monday due to what the Cardinals believe was a bout of food poisoning.
A Brewers sweep of the Cardinals this week would have vaulted them into third place, but Carlos Martinez & Co. shut down that possibility with authority.
This was much more Cardinal-like. Carlos Martinez, who in five previous May starts was 0-5 with a 6.84 earned run average, was exactly what the Cardinals wanted him to be Monday, as he shut out the Brewers for eight innings with a powerful, dominating performance.
While the bottom five places in the Cardinals’ order went 0-for-18 before Kolten Wong snuck a single through to right field in the eighth, the top of the lineup, in particular Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday, supplied more than enough commotion to lift the Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Brewers on Monday.