The St. Louis Cardinals continue to struggle as the Cubs’ pitchers keep shining. The Cards fall to seven games back in the NL Central as the Cubs win 5-1 on Monday in St. Louis.
Jeff Samardzija pitched 5 and 2/3 scoreless innings in his first start of the year. The former Notre Dame receiver spent most of the year in the minors but returned to the Cubs with something to prove. Samardzija proved that his hard work has paid off as he displayed a new arsenal of pitches, keeping the Cardinals’ hitters off balance.
For the fourth straight game, the Cubs’ starters and bullpen were stellar. The pitching staff is looking much improved. The Cubs have been getting quality starts and the relievers have been lights out!
Randy Wells will look to keep the string going as the Cubs face their rival again tonight. The Cardinals have their backs to the wall and are rapidly falling out of the pennant race.