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St. Louis Cardinals (36-37)


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Pitching struggles magnified as Cardinals host Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals have lost 16 of their last 22 games with only veteran Adam Wainwright regularly working deep into starts. Witness Wednesday, when John Gant retired just nine batters as the Cardinals fell to the Detroit Tigers 6-2.

"Your starting pitchers need to absorb quality innings," Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. "It's not a good recipe when somewhat consistently, you're waiting for one guy's turn to come around

The Cardinals will start Carlos Martinez (3-8, 6.62 ERA) in the opener of the four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. After meeting the quality start standard five times in a span of six outings, the right-hander lost his four starts this month while posting a 15.34 ERA.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Arenado.267
HR: T. O'Neill15
RBI: N. Arenado47
SB: T. Edman13
W: J. Flaherty8
ERA: A. Wainwright3.74
Saves: A. Reyes17
K: A. Wainwright84
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 4233.560-
Chi Cubs 4133.5540.5
Cincinnati 3636.5004.5
St. Louis 3638.4865.5
Pittsburgh 2646.36114.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .227 (27)
Runs: 289 (24)
Hits: 540 (24)
Home Runs: 77 (21)
Stolen Bases: 35 (11)
OBP: .299 (28)
SLG: .376 (24)
Total Bases: 895 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.23 (18)
Runs Allowed: 327 (17)
Saves: 21 (9)
Strikeouts: 581 (29)
OpBA: .230 (14)
OBP: .331 (24)
SLG: .365 (5)
Run Support: 4.12 (22)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/23 S. Elledge Called Up from Minors
6/23 D. Ponce de Leon Placed on 10-Day IL (Right shoulder discomfort)
6/22 B. Flores Jr. Designated for Assignment
6/22 L. Nootbaar Purchased From Minors
6/22 L. Thomas Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/5 K. Kim Right lower back stiffness (10-day IL)
6/3 J. Williams Neck stiffness (10-day IL)
6/1 J. Flaherty Strained left oblique (on 10-day IL)
5/27 M. Moroff Left shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
5/27 K. Whitley Back spasms (on 10-day IL)
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