CINCINNATI — Yes! We took Sunday’s contest 3-1. With that win, we won the STL/CIN series!! Good day at work, guys! A four-game series is not easy to win (they’re usually split). When we’ve faced the Reds this season, we have taken 7 of 11!
YAIRO MUNOZ — Amigo, bet you made your momacita cry tears of joy again!! It sure made Cardinals Nation happy! Munoz hit a ninth inning solo shot gave us cushion that called this game ours. Now that’s timely hitting! Actually, Yairo Munoz owned all tres (3) RBIs Sunday! Muy bueno! CLICK HERE TO WATCH HIS GAME-WINNING HOMER
You might remember when Munoz got his call to the biggies this spring, it made his momma cry. Ahhh! BTW, she probably didn’t cry when you hit your seventh inning leadoff triple and was left stranded on the base. 🙁
After Sunday’s W, we took a Happy Flight to the Steel City to play PIT for four more games closing out this series. This is our last lengthy road series this season. Six games is our longest road series for the rest of the regular season. We’re at Busch 33 more games! Go Cards — you got this!
OPENED SUNDAY: Jack Flaherty IP4.1/H6/R0/ER0/BB2/SO7/HR0/ERA4.24
STL USED 5 PITCHERS/NINE INNINGS. TOTAL STL K’s: 14,TOTAL STL BB’s: 3:
STL HR ALLOWED: 1-Ervin (8th inning off Miller, 0 on)
Jack Flaherty start #53 – Flaherty opened today and was fantastic most of the day. He controlled the count and the game until the Fifth inning when he ran into some trouble and loaded the bases. Frustrated him. Duh!
Bullpen took over and did a knock out job. Some of the ‘pen did better than the rest. Shining were Gallegos (earned K #67), Gant and Martinez. Miller was hot and cold (he’s been that this year). He did well one inning but gave up a homer in the next.