Shelby Miller ALERT!
After watching today’s starter get pummeled by the Washington Nationals (and then watch the bullpen not do much better), it’s great to turn an eye to two pitchers the organization holds in high and see them succeed. Lance Lynn, being steady but not ‘wow-ing’ people and Shelby Miller, the ‘wow’ of the Cardinals farm system right now give the Cardinals two arms that, at the latest next spring, give the Cardinals flexibility to remold their rotation or temporarily the backend of their bullpen.
On to the DFR!
- James Rapoport went 2-for-4 with a BB.
- Pete Kozma was 1-for-4 with a RS.
- Aaron Luna went 1-for-3.
- Donovan Solano had 2 singles in 4 ABs.
- Jose Garcia went 1-for-3.
- DJ Tools had the only XBH for the Redbirds, belting a 2-R HR. He was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI.
- Lance Lynn threw 7 IP giving up 6 H and 2BB. He yielded 2 R (1 ER) and had 6 K.
- Chuck Fick threw a clean IP with 1 K.
- Victor Marte threw the same for the save.
- Eric Duncan hit a solo HR in his 4 ABs.
- Steven Hill went 2-for-5 with 2 HRs and a whopping 5 RBI.
- Alex Castellanos went 3-for-5.
- Zack Cox, hitting down in the order, racked up 2 2Bs in his 4 at-bats.
- Audry Perez and Domnit Bolivar went 1-for-4.
- Ryan Jackson (2B) and Chris Swauger both went 2-for-4.
- Shelby Miller twirled a gem tonight, giving up only 4 H and 2 BB in 8 IP. He struckout 8 while yielding no runs. Shelby threw 108 pitches, 71 of them for strikes.
- Jorge Rondon gave up the only blemish of the game on 2 H against his 1 K in 1 IP.
- Michael Swinson went had a 2B and 2 BBs with 1 RBI.
- Cody Stanley went 1-for-5 with 4 RBIs.
- Nick Longmire was 2-for-3 with a 2B and RBI.
- Victor Sanchez went 2-for-4 with 2 2Bs.
- Christopher Edmondson went 2-for-4 with a 2B.
- Seth Blair threw 3.2 IP giving up 7 H and 5 R (4 ER). He struckout 5 and walked 1.
- Dean Kiekhefer pitched 2.1 IP, giving up a lone H and BB while striking out 3.
- Justin Wright logged the win by working 3 IP of 2 H, 4 K baseball.