Andrew Miller's Busch Stadium debut could hardly have been worse. The volunteer signer from Cleveland had been contradictory on the street, but on Saturday it was just awful.
Miller allowed a pair of two runs in the eighth inning of San Austin's Austin Hedges and Manny Machado. The second came after first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit a nasty pop-up to keep Ian Kinsler alive and shortstop Paul DeJong could not keep himself from taking Goldschmidt's throw when Miller caught Kinsler first. The leadership of a 3: 2 cardinal quickly dissolved, and the experienced left-hander heard the boos after the second homer.
The Padres stuck with a 6-4 win, the second here in two days. San Diego has been 1
After the game, the Cardinals made their first revealing turn of the season through option pitcher Alex Reyes to AAA Memphis. His role in the Redbirds will be determined, but the team wants to make sure he gets regular work and consistent innings so he can find an order he lacks in high-lever areas.
Reyes had five runs and six walks allowed three innings this season.
Later that evening, Infielder Yairo Munoz, who is currently four in four this season, was told he would also be elected Memphis. This means that at the moment the Cardinals will only have four additional men and 13 pitchers. A pitcher who can almost certainly come is Daniel Ponce de Leon, who should start for Memphis on Sunday. There are two left-handers in the 40-man team, both of whom could appear in Genesis Cabrera and veteran Tyler Webb.
Manager Mike Shildt, without confirming that the trains will be announced on Sunday, will help the Bullpen to indicate how many times the helpers have been used.
"We need to make sure we're fresh," Shildt said.
Shildt, who speaks of Miller, said, "He makes good pitches and just can not get enough of it."
For his part, Miller said, "I have to do my job, I have to throw more strikes Passes kill me. "
Marcell Ozuna hit a 455-foot, two-lane Homer Cardinals Dexter Fowler reached the base four times, although on one occasion he encountered an Out. And somehow Michael Wacha has taken eight walks by giving up only one run in 5 2/3 innings.
Wacha hit seven by making a career that was seven 119 pitches high. Goldschmidt was not for five, save for his mistake.
OZUNA GEES YOUR DEY
Marcell Ozuna scored only one additional goal in the Cardinals' first eight games. But when the fifth inning of former Cardinals' farmhand Robert Stock saw an 82: 3 slider at 82 mph, Ozuna landed for two hundred and fifty feet as the Cardinals took their first lead over the San to Diego Padres 3-1.
Matt Carpenter opened the fifth of the Cardinals and finished in second place after Paul Goldschmidt had flown right into the depths. Paul DeJong fanned out before Ozuna slammed his first homer of the season deep into the left-hand corners.
John Gant took second-placed Michael Wacha out of two points and finished sixth by fouling Ian Kinsler. Wacha scored a career high-eight, but fanned seven, allowing only three hits and a run while scoring 119 career high-ranked careers.
Gant allowed Eric Hosmers Homer seventh, but the Cardinals had a 3: 2 lead to eighth place.
WACHA GOES TO WILD PAGE
Cardinal Right-Hander Michael Wacha made it hard for himself and left Saturday at the Bush Stadium in the first three innings of six San Diego-hitters. But only one of these migrations scored a goal when the teams were 1-1 draw in the fourth quarter.
The cardinals were helped by a mistake on San Kosso's second base team, Ian Kinsler, when they finished second. Yadier Molina, who was two years old at the age of 28, became a single-player and finished third in third when Kinsler tried to beat back Dexter Fowler's players and then start a double. He whined and the ball went into the field.
Molina came in third in third The throw from the outfield went to the third baseman Manny Machado, Fowler started the second time and was finally demolished. Molina, who was out with no one at the start of the game, was third and came home on the victim fly by Kolten Wong, giving Wong seven runs in the Cardinals' first eight games.
The San Diego pitchers Chris Paddack and Robert Stock walked a total of five in the first four pictures and none of them.
REYES ROLL UNCERTAIN
Nobody knew exactly what role Alex Reyes would play for the Cardinal Starter or the Bullpen, and this question can not be answered in the first four attempts of Reyes. The young right-handed player was limited to three innings, which allowed five runs and six runs in his first extended action in two years.
"It's been a while since he has been in a constant competition," said manager Mike Shildt. "And we urge him to do so on the top league, in high-leverage situations. Ultimately, this is the decision I make.
"I have great faith in Alex and we always have faith in Alex. He is a special young man with special stuff and special skills.
However, Shildt admitted, "It's a hard point to have a man who gets the work he needs to work at that level. It is always thought about how a guy is used.
"You want to stay patient and you want to have confidence in the guys. We never want to overreact, but we also do not want to underreact.
In short, Shildt said, "This game is about consistency.
When Asked if Reyes Were Better Several inning stints, Shildt answered enlighteningly, "Your ability to stretch depends on your performance. "
" Ultimately, it's about controlling the number and being efficient.
Reyes went three of the seven San Diego Padres he faced on Friday and allowed one homer another.
It was spoken by Reyes, who had had elbow and shoulder operations for the past two seasons, starting sometime in This season, so that he would be ready next year, John Baseball President Basque John Mozeliak said he did not want to see Reyes had only 50 innings at the end of this season.
Shildt said, "This is a crystal ball I still do not feel right now I still have the feeling that he has the ability to do it There are many different moving parts to whether we need a team for that It could always be a possibility
But I can not say that now, let's say, "how can we figure out how Alex Reyes can start at the end of the season?" Right Now we're evaluating what he's doing, how he's doing it, and where he fits in. "  / *