Monday, July 25, 2016
- Mike Mayers' MLB debut for the Cardinals Sunday night turned into a nightmare as he allowed nine runs and recorded just four outs as the Cardinals lost 9-6 to the Dodgers at Busch Stadium.
- Mayers gave up six runs in the first inning, including a grand slam by Adrian Gonzalez before he recorded an out. His 1 1/3 innings was the shortest outing by a starter making his MLB debut for the Cardinals since 1954 and the nine runs were the second highest total allowed in a starter's debut.
- Tommy Pham's two-run homer did extend the Cardinals streak of hitting at least one homer to 15 consecutive games. Aledmys Diaz was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly as he failed to reach base by a hit or walk for the first time in 27 games.
- The Cardinals will be in New York tonight to open a three-game series against the Mets as they begin a 10-game three-city trip. Carlos Martinez will get the start against Noah Syndargaard.