Quick Hits: Cardinal starting bowler Stephen Matz scores a win but gets hurt again | St. Louis Cardinals

Cincinnati — After a few words before Saturday night’s game at Great American Ball Park, Cardinals coach Oliver Marmol said the club needs Tyler O’Neal and Stephen Matz to be OK for the rest of the way until the Cardinals reach their destination in the tournament. .

O’Neill, second in the running for the second night in a row, hit Hummer from two runs and drove into another round on his own, giving him five runs on both nights. He only had 28 RBIs in an injury-plagued season before the team got here.

Matz, who has not started with the Cardinals since May 22 due to a left shoulder collision, hit seven, including five in a row from round four to round six. He took his first win since May 2 in the Cardinal’s 6-3 victory over the Reds but was unable to finish sixth when he struggled with a strain on his left knee after fumbling with Joey Foto’s first baseline hit and then lunged into trying to pick it up.

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Matz, who might have been better off letting Paul Goldschmidt do the play, will now be out for several more weeks. The insult was added to the injury, and Matz (4-3), who only allowed three hits and walked only once in 5 1/3 runs, was charged with a foul.

But the Cardinals’ Bulls dominated the final round of 3 and 2/3 – All-Star Ryan Hillsley scored his ninth save – and the Cardinals won Game Two of the trip for the seventh time in a row this year. Oddly enough, they lost their first match in all seven trips.

Matz attacks

Matz was aggressive early on, throwing 18 hits in his first 25 throws over the course of two rounds. At 96 mph, Matz, who had a shoulder collision, let out a single by former Cardinal Tommy Pham at the time.

Goldschmidt joins another club

Goldschmidt jumped in one of Cardinal’s two runs in the third inning with a single left, and O’Neill scored. This race was the 1000th for Goldschmidt, who also crossed 300 points on home soil and scored 1000 points in his career.

Dylan Carlson started the break with a double, his fifth game in a row with an extra base kick, as Goldschmidt tied for the longest such streak by a Cardinal this season.

O’Neill provided a single, and Carlson recorded. In the next court, O’Neill stole second place without a throw.

Goldschmidt made it 2-0 with his seventh defeat in 13 strokes against left-handed Mike Minor. Nolan Arenado doubled to center left, Goldschmidt standing third. The march also stopped there.

Albert Pujols bounced back to third and Tommy Adman deliberately walked away. But, with the rules loaded, he took advantage of Brendan Donovan’s Minor, who forced Goldschmidt back home. Edmundo Sosa climbed for the second time out of four times.

The Reds take advantage of the Cardinals’ miss

With the Cardinals wasted an opportunity in a bigger round, the Reds decided in the third round.

Matz hit Stewart Fairchild with a knockout and forced Mark Coluzvari to Fairchild. Jonathan India walked close 3-2 on the field and Brandon Drury doubled to the left of center. Koloszari scored easily and India, passing through third-base coach JR House’s stop-mark, checked home before goalkeeper Andrew Kneisner’s mark after Kneisner made a simple throw from Sosa.

O’Neill “going”

Marmol had said he shot O’Neill in second to “make him go,” after more than half a season of inconsistency and injury. O’Neill tied 416-foot Homer to the center green after Carlson hit a pitch with one in the fourth.

Goldschmidt then broke through his 22nd team, marking the fifth time the Cardinal has met again and again this season with a score of 5-2.

Later in the inning, Pujols doubled to the left, giving him a 934 career multi-hit, tying Hall of Famer Eddie Murray to 11th on the job list. Pujols, who has 685 pro players, would later lose two home runs – only one foul and one stuck in the wall.

Through five innings, Matz maintained the 5-2 lead, edging out the side in fifth with squats 95, 96 and 95, respectively, with Closefari looking, India and Drury.

Kolozsvary first hits Homer

But, after leading Edman in one round for sixth, Colozvari, who called him up earlier in the day, fired his first big-league home over Junior Fernandes in seventh for the Reds, cutting the Cardinal’s lead to 6-3. Fernandes hit India close to his right hand and Giovanni Gallego walked into Drury before Gallegos knocked out the inning by retiring a foto on a set swing to the hill.

Helsley, who was throwing at up to 102 mph, put the four final hitters in the Reds who covered eighth and ninth, hitting the three he faced in ninth.

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