MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
San Francisco0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 041
St. Louis3 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 x 10120
  W: D. Hudson (15-6)   L: L. Webb (1-1)   S: G. Cabrera (1)
10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT, September 5, 2019
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri  Attendance: 36,800

Giants seek series split with Cardinals

According to STATS
According to STATS

San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals

  1. The Cardinals dropped two of three at San Francisco last month, but have won the last four meetings with the Giants in St. Louis. This is the Cardinals' longest home winning streak over the Giants since taking six in row from 1996-97.
  2. St. Louis is a major league-best 18-5 since August 9, leading MLB with a 3.01 ERA and four shutouts. The Cards have also won 13 of 15 at home, averaging 6.3 runs in those games.
  3. Yadier Molina is batting .500 (16-for-32) with four home runs, three doubles, nine RBI and nine runs in his last nine games. He had the same number of extra-base hits in his previous 158 at-bats over 44 games, with a home run and six doubles while batting .222.
  4. Jack Flaherty, who is scheduled to take the ball Tuesday, is 4-2 with a 1.01 ERA in his last 10 starts. In nine of those starts, he permitted two runs or less, and no pitcher has had more such starts since July 7.
  5. Madison Bumgarner, who is slated to pitch Wednesday, allowed a run over seven innings to beat the Padres on Friday for his 18th quality start of the season -- tied for fifth-most in the NL. In 12 starts vs. the Cards since 2012 -- including the playoffs -- Bumgarner has a 4.89 ERA -- his worst against any NL club.
  6. The Giants' Evan Longoria is slashing .380/.410/.634 in his last 18 games with 22 RBI to trail only Reds rookie Aristides Aquino's 23 RBI for the most in the NL since August 10. In 15 road games since July 1, Longoria has a .390/.448/.831 slash line with eight home runs and 23 RBI.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/2/2019 thru 9/5/2019

The visiting San Francisco Giants will seek a split in their four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

The Giants outlasted the Cardinals 9-8 in a 4-hour, 5-minute marathon Wednesday night after losing the first two games of the series 3-1 and 1-0.

San Francisco rookie Logan Webb (1-0, 3.52 ERA) will make his fourth big league start Thursday. The right-hander pitched well in his last outing, holding the San Diego Padres to one run on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings on Saturday.

He struck out seven batters, walked one and didn't get a decision in the Giants' 4-1 loss.

"He did a nice job," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "I like his makeup. He's got confidence, poise. He's got good stuff to work with. Good secondary pitches along with the good fastball. He commands it well. He's aggressive out there, and he's not going to back off. He's got a great way about him."

Webb will be making his first appearance against St. Louis.

The weary Cardinals used six relievers to cover seven innings in Wednesday's loss, and they have played seven games in the past five days, so they are hoping for a strong effort from Thursday starter Dakota Hudson (14-6, 3.53 ERA) as they try to rebound.

Hudson went 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA in six starts in August.

"I just feel more confident with what I'm doing," Hudson said. "Attack it and know that I belong here. That's a little bit of a different approach, mindset-wise, but I feel getting deep in the games is (how) I'm going to have the best value for this team going forward.

"It's just about executing quality pitches. I just have to do it down in the zone -- that's where I feel most comfortable with my stuff and just trusting it to play. ... Getting ahead for me is huge because I'm a groundball pitcher -- the sooner they want to swing, the better off for me."

Hudson started against the Giants in a 9-4 Cardinals victory on July 5. He allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings.

He is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA in three career appearances (one start) against the Giants.

The Cardinals saw their National League Central lead shrink to 2 1/2 games over the second-place Chicago Cubs with their loss Wednesday night. They had won 20 of their previous 25 games.

On the injury front, Giants reliever Tony Watson sustained a bruised wrist making a diving tag on Kolten Wong at first base Wednesday night.

Also, San Francisco pitcher Johnny Cueto experienced a minor setback on his comeback from Tommy John surgery. He developed back stiffness during his bullpen session Tuesday, and his return date is uncertain.

"After a while, I thought I should stop and avoid hurting something else," Cueto told "It's frustrating, but I understand and just have to wait and hope that it goes away. I'll just go day by day, and I'll do whatever I need to do. I just have to be smart and realize that I have two more years with the Giants, so I will do what they tell me to do."

--Field Level Media

Updated September 5, 2019

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