Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, June 19, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
David Buchanan, RHP
Shelby Miller, RHPBuchanan picked up the win Saturday in a 7-4 victory over the Cubs. He allowed six hits, three runs, one walk and struck out five in five innings. He suffered from the long ball, surrendering three solo home runs.
Friday, June 20, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch StadiumAfter enduring struggles at times this season with his mechanics and focus, Miller has found a rhythm in his last two starts. He followed up his second-career complete game on June 7 with 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball on Saturday.
A.J. Burnett, RHP
Jaime Garcia, LHPBurnett worked eight innings and allowed three runs in a 3-0 loss to Chicago in Philly. Burnett has allowed just five earned runs in his last 15 1/3 innings of work.
Saturday, June 21, 3:10 PM CDT , Busch StadiumSince allowing six runs in five innings on June 3 vs. the Royals, Garcia has allowed just one run in his last two starts, spanning 14 innings. While he allowed five homers in his first four starts, the southpaw hasn't allowed any in his last two.
Cole Hamels, LHP
Adam Wainwright, RHPHamels is on a roll. He has a 23 2/3-inning scoreless streak (his longest since a 25-inning scoreless streak in 2010), a 0.30 ERA in four starts this month and a 1.56 ERA in eight starts since May 6.
After missing his scheduled start Monday due to tendinitis behind his right elbow, Wainwright will return to the rotation Saturday. The right-hander has been a workhorse this season, logging 100 1/3 innings in 14 starts with a 2.15 ERA.
Sunday, June 22, 1:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Kyle Kendrick, RHP
Michael Wacha, RHPHe allowed 15 runs in the first inning in his first 13 starts this season, including at least a run in seven of the last eight, but he halted that trend with a scoreless first Tuesday in a win over Atlanta at Turner Field.
Wacha returned to form in his Tuesday start against the Mets by allowing one run in six innings. The young right-hander has allowed three or fewer runs in 14 of 15 starts, the lone exception when he allowed four runs in his June 11 outing.