The Cardinals look to continue the Reds’ resurgence
THE St. Louis Cardinals they have not yet fully recovered from the difficult beginning, but they are getting closer to authority
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By the time they return home after an extensive travel schedule, a cardinals i hope they will be above .500
St. Louis plays 13 of its next 15 games on the road and hopes to continue its climb to .500 Monday night when it visits the Cincinnati Reds to open a four-game series
Since he fell to 6-5 at the hands of the Detroit Tigers on May 6, and 10-24 after a 10-inning home loss, cardinals They are 11-3 in their last 14 games, a stretch in which they have scored at least five runs in eight games. St. Louis has also reached double figures four times this span, including three times in 5-2 home wins against the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sunday a cardinals ended a four-game hitting streak by striking out Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw, 10-5, after 3 2/3 innings. The win ended a streak where the cardinals totaled 32 runs and batted .452 (14:31) with runners in scoring position
Oscar Mercado, who joined the team last week, had three hits and a career-high five RBIs while finishing ninth. Nolan Arenado has three hits and is hitting .408 (20-for-49) during a 12-game hitting streak that has seen his average rise 44 points to .278.
Paul DeJong also homered and drove in four runs, while Tommy Edman contributed three hits.
“Right now, these guys have confidence in each other, they’re playing with a lot of confidence, and it shows,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “All the pieces are coming together.”
Cincinnati enters the series on a four-game losing streak and is coming off a three-game sweep of the visiting New York Yankees. THE They are red He is 1-6 over the past seven games with 33 strikeouts while allowing seven runs against the Yankees.
Spencer Steer hit an RBI double in the first inning, but the They are red he didn’t get another runner on third base until he loaded the bases in the ninth in a game when Hunter Greene allowed two homers and went seven innings for the first time.
Jordan Montgomery (2-6, 4.21 ERA), who has lost his last six starts, will cardinals Monday. Since winning his first two starts, Montgomery is 0-6 with a 4.36 ERA over his last seven starts.
THE cardinals allowed three runs or fewer in Montgomery’s four starts during the skid, including Tuesday when he allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 3-2 loss to Milwaukee
The left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts against They are red. He last faced them on Sept. 18 in St. Louis, allowing three runs on seven hits in a 3-0 loss over 5 1/3 innings.
Cincinnati counters with Brandon Williamson (0-0, 1.59), making his second career start. Williamson, who was acquired from Seattle on March 14, 2022, for Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez, had two hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out 72 in a no-decision at Colorado on Tuesday.
“It’s exciting. The team was very happy about it” They are red said manager David Bell. “Obviously, Brandon has a long way to go and he’s going to get better.
— Field Level Media