Updated: Sep 28, 2021
A week that a month ago was deemed The Hard part of September. The Cardinals are making it look easy. The once dormant offense was now getting critical hits, and the pitching seemed to be rounding into shape. The thought was if St Louis could come up with a respectable 4-2, that would be acceptable. What they did was pull off back-to-back sweeps to go 6-0. (The third time this year)
Let's break it down.
Game 1, September 13, @ New York Mets, Cardinals 7- Mets 0
In what was dubbed the AARP game of the week, Adam Wainwright(40) faced off with his elder Rich Hill (41). The last time two forty-year-old pitchers squared off against each other was in 2015, When RA Dickey (40) opposed Bartolo Colon (42).
Wainwright would work best with his counterpart 6IP, 4H, 0R, 3BB, 4SO. Hill's numbers 5IP, 6H, 3R, 2BB, 4SO. The Cardinal bullpen once again took over and collectively said, we got this!
TJ McFarland one inning pitched one-hit No runs.
Alex Reyes on inning one hit one walk, then struck out the side.
Kodi Whitley said, hold my beer. One inning striking out Kevin Pillar, James McCann, and Luis Guillorme on just ten pitches.
Offensively, Yadier Molina and Harrison Bader would each have three hits. While Tyler O'Neill and Paul Goldschmidt would each have 2. They scored early and late in this one.
The Cards got things going in the second on a Dylan Carls