Cardinals vs Cubs
Monday, May 12, 7:10 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
41.2 IP, 2-4, 4.75 ERA, 1.44 WHIP
Wood walked a season-high five batters in his last outing against the White Sox, and served up eight runs over four-plus innings. Asked to describe his season so far, the lefty said he's been inconsistent. He beat the Cardinals on May 2 at home.
Tyler Lyons, LHP
21.0 IP, 0-2, 3.43 ERA, 1.05 WHIP
Tuesday, May 13, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Lyons has earned a stay in the rotation despite being winless in his three starts. That's largely because the Cardinals have scored only two runs in those games. Lyons gave up one run in his last start, a six-inning effort against Atlanta.
Jake Arrieta, RHP
9.1 IP, 0-0, 2.89 ERA, 1.71 WHIP
Arrieta wasn't able to go deep in his last start against the White Sox. In four innings, he threw 81 pitches and scattered nine hits. Slowed this spring because of tightness in his right shoulder, this will be Arrieta's third start.
Adam Wainwright, RHP
58.0 IP, 6-2, 2.02 ERA, 0.93 WHIP
Wednesday, May 14, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Wainwright got back on track in his last start while becoming the NL's first six-game winner. He has pitched at least seven innings in all but one of his eight starts, and he has allowed only three runs in 46 innings to teams not named the Cubs.
Jason Hammel, RHP
47.2 IP, 4-1, 2.45 ERA, 0.86 WHIP
Hammel was righteously spared a loss after a ninth-inning rally in his most recent start. He scattered seven hits -- all singles -- and gave up two runs in seven strong innings for his seventh quality start.
Michael Wacha, RHP
47.1 IP, 2-3, 2.85 ERA, 1.20 WHIP
Thursday, May 15, 12:45 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Wacha is winless in his last five outings, though he's yet to allow more than three runs in any of his seven starts this season. Wacha was hurt particularly by two-strike hits last time out, as five of the seven he allowed were in such counts.
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
56.0 IP, 0-3, 1.45 ERA, 1.05 WHIP
Rain shortened Samardzija's most recent start, which saw him unable to get a win for his 14th consecutive outing. Still, he tossed his seventh quality start in eight turns as his cutter was at a season-best.
Lance Lynn, RHP
47.0 IP, 4-2, 3.83 ERA, 1.32 WHIP
For the fourth time in eight starts this season, Lynn allowed three or more runs in an inning his last time out. It cost him a three-run lead and the Cardinals a win. He is now winless in his last four games after winning his first four.