The Cardinals go for the sequence sweep Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. after they tackle the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians in interleague play at Busch Stadium.
The house staff received Four-Zero on Monday as John Gant allowed only one hit over seven innings, and roughed up two-time Cy Younger Award winner Corey Kluber en path to an 11-2 blowout win Tuesday because the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter went 5 for 5 with two solo homers, 5 runs scored and three RBIs.
The Monday and Tuesday video games have been delayed firstly by climate.
Cleveland, which entered the sequence driving a seven-game win streak, are nonetheless 7 ½ video games forward of second-place Minnesota within the AL Central. The Cardinals path Milwaukee by Four video games and Chicago by 1 ½ within the NL Central.
Wednesday’s pitching matchup encompasses a pair of proficient rookie righthanders in Jack Flaherty (Three-2, 2.50 ERA) for the Redbirds and Shane Bieber (2-Zero, 2.45) for the Tribe.
Flaherty, coming off a seven-inning, one-hit gem in a 2-1 loss in Milwaukee, hasn’t allowed a couple of run in his final three begins. The 21-year-old Flaherty has 26 strikeouts in that span.
Bieber, 23, was a fourth-round draft alternative by Cleveland in 2016. In three begins since being promoted on Could 31, he has allowed 22 hits over 18 1/Three innings. He has given up 5 earned runs whereas hanging out 22 and strolling three. In his final begin, 10-Zero win over the visiting Tigers, he labored seven innings, permitting 4 hits and a stroll whereas hanging out 9.