Boston Red Sox @ St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, August 5, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
Lance Lynn, RHPThe righty will make his 10th start of the season after losing to the Blue Jays his last two times out. Opponents are hitting .265 against him. De La Rosa is 0-3 in four road starts.
Wednesday, August 6, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch StadiumLynn's ERA is below 3.00 for the second time in 2014 after he went six-plus innings with no more than two runs allowed in five July starts. He hasn't finished seven innings since June 23 but continues to prove himself as top-of-the-rotation ready.
Joe Kelly, RHP
Shelby Miller, RHPKelly will make his first start for the Red Sox against the team that traded him last week. He is 9-7 with a 2.90 ERA lifetime at Busch Stadium. This is Kelly's eighth start of the season.
Thursday, August 7, 6:15 PM CDT , Busch StadiumSince returning from an extended period of rest, Miller has looked strong in two starts. He did not walk a batter in either after walking at least one in 20 outings this season. Efficiency remains the key for Miller, who is looking to pitch deeper.
Brandon Workman, RHP
Adam Wainwright, RHPWorkman will try to get untracked after losing his last four starts. Last time out, he gave up two earned runs over five innings. Workman has limited opponents to a .223 average.
Wainwright has been chased early in two of his last three starts, uncharacteristic for the usually durable ace. Over his last three starts, he has allowed 11 runs on 20 hits in 17 innings. Seven of those runs came on Friday against the Brewers.
I still think trading Kelly will come back to bite us. Just a feeling.