Gomber allowed a run on one hit and two walks and struck out three over four innings in a no-decision versus the Brewers on Sunday. Gomber turned in another solid start, although he needed 75 pitches (47 strikes) to get through his four innings. The southpaw's performance helped the Cardinals earn a postseason berth. Gomber ends the regular season with a 1.86 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 27 strikeouts over 29 innings across 14 appearances (four starts). If he makes the playoff roster, he'll most likely work as a reliever capable of handling multi-inning assignments.
Gomber will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Brewers, the Associated Press reports. The left-hander came through impressively in his spot start Tuesday against the Royals, firing six scoreless innings while helping the Cardinals secure a key win. Gomber will thus be entrusted with what could be a critical final game of the season, one St. Louis may need to win in order to secure a postseason berth. The 26-year-old will head into that outing with an impressive 1.80 ERA and 24 strikeouts across 25 innings over 13 appearances (three starts).
Gomber (1-1) allowed just four hits over six shutout innings and struck out three in a win over the Royals on Tuesday. It was an unexpectedly long outing for Gomber, who hadn't pitched more than three innings in his previous 12 appearances this season. He threw 52 of his 76 pitches for strikes. The southpaw now has a 1.80 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 25 innings this season. Gomber lines up to start Sunday versus the Brewers in the final game of the regular season.
Gomber will start Tuesday's game against the Royals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Gomber will start on normal rest with Dakota Hudson (elbow) still unavailable in the rotation. The southpaw will be making his third start of the season, but he's been unable to last longer than three innings in any of his 12 appearances in 2020. He's coming off his worst outing of the season as he gave up four runs in Thursday's start against the Pirates.
Gomber is a candidate to start Tuesday against the Royals, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. The Cardinals are still sorting out how they'll replace Dakota Hudson (elbow) in the rotation, and they currently have an open spot for Tuesday's contest, the middle game of a three-game series in Kansas City. Gomber has logged two starts among his 12 appearances this season, but the southpaw has yet to pitch more than three innings in any outing. Therefore, it's possible he's piggybacked by at least a pair of his fellow bullpen mates if he does get the assignment.
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