Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, September 1, 1:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
Lance Lynn, RHPCole will be making his third start since returning from injury. He was great in his first two games back, with a 2.77 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings -- nine of which came in his last start, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth vs. the Cards.
Tuesday, September 2, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch StadiumLynn will face the Pirates for a second straight start, coming off a strong showing in Pittsburgh when he allowed two runs over six innings. Lynn has pitched through the sixth in 19 starts this year and finished August with a 1.99 ERA.
Jeff Locke, LHP
Adam Wainwright, RHPLocke had a 4-0 August, which he capped by allowing just one run over 7 1/3 innings against the Cardinals last Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 3, 12:45 PM CDT , Busch StadiumWainwright lost to the Pirates in his last start when they tagged him for three runs in six innings. The Cardinals have won only three of Wainwright's eight second-half starts after going 15-4 behind him prior to the All-Star break.
Edinson Volquez, RHP
Shelby Miller, RHPVolquez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his last start vs. the Reds and lasted 7 2/3 innings on 114 pitches. He was charged with one run and struck out six. In his last five starts, Volquez owns a 1.65 ERA.
Miller pitched well his last time out, allowing just two solo homers in a seven-inning no decision. He showed improved efficiency, though homers continue to sting Miller. He's allowed eight over his last seven starts and 20 this season.