The reason he got this start is because of his 4 innings against Cincinnati Reds last Wednesday. He had 7 stirkeouts and looked dominant. Here is what Mike Matheny said about the change:
“It’s not like we were going tryout camp, but it made it very obvious he was the guy we wanted to see out there,” manager Mike Matheny said Sunday after the Cardinals’ 7-2 victory at PNC Park. “Long term, we know he’s mostly likely going to be a starter. He showed the other day why we believe that.”
Other pitching news:
Wainwright struggles again.
Something about the Reds brings out the worse in Adam Wainwright. He threw 6 innings this time and gave up 6 earned runs on Monday. He has given up 15 earned runs in his last 8 innings pitched. He needs to figure it out because the Cardinals might face the Reds in the playoffs and he needs to be at the top of his game.