Tampa Bay Rays @ St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, July 22, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
Adam Wainwright, RHPOdorizzi looked strong in his last outing before the All-Star break when he allowed two earned runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Royals to pick up his fifth win of the season. He faced the Cardinals earlier this season, allowing one run.
Wednesday, July 23, 6:15 PM CDT , Busch StadiumWainwright will have had a week of rest since throwing 21 pitches in the All-Star Game. He entered the second half leading the National League in wins (12) and complete games (four). His starter ERA trailed only Clayton Kershaw's.
Alex Cobb, RHP
Lance Lynn, RHPCobb pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Twins Friday, allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts. He is now 5-2 in seven road starts this season compared to 0-4 in seven starts at Tropicana Field. He has never faced the Cards.
Lynn has had trouble out of the All-Star break before, but hopes that is not the case in this second half. Lynn pitched into the seventh and struck out nine for the first time since April on Friday against the Dodgers.