Zack Greinke looks to add to his four-game win streak Saturday night when he takes the ball against Mike Leake and the Cardinals.
The top of the National League Central tightened on Friday as a mighty late-inning stand by reliever Trevor Rosenthal helped preserve the Cardinals’ 1-0 victory over the D-backs at Busch Stadium. With the win, the Cards inch to within 3 1/2 games of the division-leading Cubs.
Both D-backs lefty Robbie Ray and Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha look to get back into the win column Friday night when they square off in the second of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.
ST. LOUIS — Behind seven strong innings from Zack Godley and a grand slam by the lineup’s newest addition, the D-backs powered past the Cardinals, 4-0, to open a four-game series at Busch Stadium on Thursday.
The fastball to J.D. Martinez may have been the pitch Luke Weaver most wanted back, but it was a changeup that wasn’t chased moments earlier that offered Weaver the most lasting lesson in Thursday night’s 4-0 Cardinals loss to the D-backs.
Mike Mayers’ stay in St. Louis was a brief one, as the right-handed reliever was optioned to Triple-A on Thursday, one day after being recalled from Memphis.
The Cardinals’ offense roared loudly and often on Wednesday night, notching 15 hits against the Rockies to sweep the series with a 10-5 win at Busch Stadium.
Zack Godley found himself on the wrong end of a hard-luck loss the last time he faced the Cardinals, and is hoping the odds flip this time around.
Dexter Fowler is heading to the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist strain, the Cardinals announced Tuesday, paving the way for big league contributions from the club’s No. 6 prospect as ranked by MLBPipeline.com, outfielder Harrison Bader, at least for the interim.
The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday to take the spot of righty Adam Wainwright, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
The Cardinals have not been wary of using young talent this season, calling up more than a dozen players. The future looks like it will be continue to be bright, as four Cardinals were named to MLBPipeline.com’s midseason Top 100 Prospects list.