The week starts off right, Kim returns Will the real Cardinal offense show up? recap 6/14 - 6/20

After two weeks of subpar performances, the Redbirds were hoping for new results in a new week. That hope came from pitching that seemed to be trending up after a great performance by CMart in the final game against the Cubs. That and when you start the week with Adam Wainwright on the mound, you have a better than average chance of getting something to build on. Plus, the pitching staff gained an arm with the return of Kwang Hyun Kim. Paul Goldschmidt heats up.

Game 1 6/14 vs. Miami, Cardinals 4 Marlins 2

For the 6th time this year, Cardinal Elder statesman Adam Wainwright threw over 100 pitches over six innings giving up two runs on four hits, walked only three, and struck out six.

Tyler O'Neill via Jeff Curry-AP

Tyler O'Neill would provide the go-ahead run with his second double of the night in the eighth inning. It would be the 20th game in a row where he has reached base safely. DeJong drove home an insurance run with a ground out to secure the win.

As mentioned, Adam Wainwright took the hill and gave up two runs in the third. When Jazz Chisholm reached on an infield Single driving, Wainwright would say later the post-game interview that when he came into the dugout, he said that's it I am giving up no more runs, and he backed it up. He would retire 8 in a row before walking Adam Duval in the sixth.

The Redbirds would get on the board first When Edmundo Sosa singled home a run in the second inning. After Miami took the lead, Paul Goldschmidt drove home a run with an infield single to tie it at two in the fifth. then O'Neill would put them ahead in the eighth, giving Gallegos his fourth win

Genesis Cabrera, Giovanny Gallegos, and Alex Reyes would each pitch a 1,2,3 inning. Reyes would earn his 17th save. The Cards start the week 1-0 and 33-33 overall.

Game 2 6/14 vs. Miami Cardinals 2 Marlins 1