Mikolas will start Game 5 of the NLCS against the Nationals on Wednesday if necessary, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Mikolas gave up just one earned run over six innings pitched during the first game of the series against the Nationals, and manager Mike Shildt confirmed that the right-hander will get the chance to start again if the Cardinals win Game 4 on Tuesday. In 12 innings pitched this postseason, the 31-year-old has allowed two earned runs off 10 hits and four walks while recording nine strikeouts.
Mikolas will start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Nationals on Friday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
Mikolas went five innings during his start in Game 1 of the NLDS, holding the Braves to one run on three hits and two walks, and he will be called on to open the NLCS as well. Adam Wainwright is expected to start Game 2 of the series, with Jack Flaherty likely taking the mound for Game 3.
Mikolas allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a no-decision against the Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday.
He kept a strong Braves lineup at bay for the most part, though Mikolas was actually in line for the loss before the Cardinals rallied in the eighth. Most importantly, Mikolas kept the ball in the yard, something he was able to do in just two of his final nine regular-season starts. Dakota Hudson is expected to start Game 4 and Jack Flaherty would be available on normal rest for Game 5 (if necessary), so expect Mikolas to shift to the bullpen for the rest of the series.
Mikolas will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday against the Braves, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander was effective over five starts in September, recording an ERA of 3.34 with a 1.18 WHIP, and will now receive the start for the first game of the NLDS on Thursday. In 32 starts this season, Mikolas carries a 144:32 K:BB with a 9-14 record.
Mikolas is no longer listed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Cubs, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
The Cardinals are presumably shuffling their rotation around to gear up for the postseason. Adam Wainwright is now starting Saturday, while it's unclear when Mikolas will get the ball next.
Mikolas allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits and a walk over 7.2 innings Sunday, striking out four in the win over the Cubs. He did not factor in the decision.
The Cubs tacked on a run in the first inning on a passed ball, but the only earned run to score on Mikolas came from a Nicholas Castellanos solo shot in the sixth. The Cardinals needed a ninth-inning rally to pick up the win so the 31-year-old starter had to settle with a no-decision. However, it was his longest start since a complete game July 15. Mikolas will take the mound at home against the Cubs on Saturday for his last regular-season start of 2019.
Mikolas (9-14) took the loss Tuesday, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four as the Cardinals were downed 6-2 by the Nationals.
The right-hander has been effective lately as his team tries to secure an NL Central title, delivering quality starts in three of his last five trips to the mound with a 3.54 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 31:6 K:BB over 28 innings. Mikolas will need to stay sharp in his next outing Sunday, on the road against a Cubs squad that remains right on the Cards' heels.
Mikolas (9-13) allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five across five innings to earn the win Thursday against the Rockies.
Mikolas stumbled out of the gate, allowing one earned run in each of his first three innings. However, he recovered to turn in two scoreless frames to close out his appearance, recording his fourth consecutive start of allowing three earned runs or fewer. While he hasn't prevented runs at the same rate of the 2018 season, Mikolas has turned in a respectable 4.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 136 strikeouts across 30 starts. His next outing is currently scheduled for Tuesday against the Nationals.
Mikolas allowed one run on three hits with four walks and seven strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday.
Three free passes would have been enough for a season high, but Mikolas walked four Friday. Still, he struck out at least seven and yielded only one run for the second time in three starts. He owns a 2.65 ERA in his last three outings since struggling mightily in the middle of August. Mikolas is 8-13 with a 4.25 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 131 strikeouts in 165.1 innings this season. He will make his next start at the Rockies on Wednesday.
Mikolas allowed three runs on four hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Reds in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. He struck out five and did not issue a walk.
The only real blemish was a two-run shot off the bat of Eugenio Suarez in the third inning. That continued a year-long trend; Mikolas has seen his opponents' hard-hit rate jump significantly and in turn his home-run rate is up from 0.72 HR/9 to 1.29. He still has great numbers at home (2.91 ERA), but a 6.11 ERA away from Busch Stadium. Mikolas is on the road in Pittsburgh for his next start before a trip to Colorado the week of Sept. 9.
Mikolas (8-13) earned the win Tuesday at Milwaukee after recording 10 strikeouts and allowing one run on four hits and zero walks across six innings.
Mikolas surrendered his lone run during the second inning as the Brewers strung together three singles, but he allowed only one baserunner over his other five frames. It's the first time in his career the 31-year-old has reached double-digit strikeouts in a game. Mikolas has a 4.32 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 119:25 K:BB through 154.1 innings and lines up to pitch against the Reds on Sunday.
Mikolas allowed five earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five across six innings Thursday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.
Mikolas pitched cleanly the majority of the game but was sidetracked by two big rallies. The trouble began in the second inning when he allowed the first three batters of the frame to reach base on singles, resulting in two earned runs. Three innings later, he surrendered a three-run homer to Nolan Arenado. This marked Mikolas' third consecutive start allowing five earned runs, during which he's allowed five homers. That's inflated his ERA to 4.43, despite a respectable a respectable 1.25 WHIP. Mikolas will look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at Milwaukee.
Mikolas (7-13) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.
Nick Senzel led off the home half of the first inning with a solo shot and Aristides Aquino bookended Mikolas' lackluster outing with a three-run shot in the fifth. An 18-game winner last season, Mikolas now has 13 losses this year, most in the National League. Home runs have been the big difference; he's far from the only one dealing with that issue in 2019. Up next is a home start against the Rockies.
Mikolas allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday.
The Pirates offense tacked on two runs against the Cardinals bullpen and appeared poised to break their seven-game losing streak and give Mikolas his 13th loss. Instead, the Cardinals rallied in the seventh and eighth with Mikolas taking a no-decision. But he still allowed multiple home runs for the first time since May 24, and his ERA rose back above 4.00. Mikolas, who will pitch next at the Reds on Friday, is 7-12 with a 4.13 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 137.1 innings this season.
Mikolas will make his next start Sunday against the Pirates, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The Cardinals have a scheduled off day Thursday, allowing them to skip Michael Wacha in the rotation and have Mikolas pitch Sunday on normal rest. The 31-year-old has come out of the All-Star break pitching well with a 2.18 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 22:5 K:BB in five starts.
Mikolas (7-12) took the loss against the Dodgers on Tuesday, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk in 6.1 innings while striking out seven.
Mikolas was matched up against three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and was narrowly outpitched, leading to his 12th loss. He yielded only a pair of runs -- none after the third inning -- to pick up his 13th quality start of the season and fourth in his last five outings. Despite a 2-3 record over that five-game span, Mikolas has pitched well, compiling a 2.18 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He'll try to get back into the win column when he heads to Kansas City on Tuesday to take on the Royals in his next scheduled start.
Mikolas (7-11) was charged with the loss Wednesday against the Cubs after allowing one run (unearned) on six hits and a walk while striking out three over 5.2 innings.
Mikolas held the Cubs scoreless until the sixth inning, when Kris Bryant reach on a fielding error by Tommy Edman and then scored on an RBI single by Ian Happ. Despite the tough-luck loss, the right-hander lowered his home ERA to 1.98 and is now 2-2 since the All-Star break. Through 22 starts this season, Mikolas owns a 4.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 90:21 K:BB. The 30-year-old will gear up for a challenging road start at Dodger Stadium on Monday.
Mikolas (7-10) allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts across six innings while earning a victory against the Pirates on Thursday.
This was Mikolas' third straight quality start, and during this stretch, he's gone 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA. This has been a nice response since yielding seven runs in 10 frames just prior to the All-Star break. Overall, Mikolas owns a 4.19 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 120.1 innings this season. He will pitch next at home against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Mikolas (6-10) took the loss Saturday as the Cardinals were downed 3-2 by the Reds, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over six-plus innings while striking out four.
The right-hander shut out Cincinnati for six innings before hitting the wall in the seventh, with Josh VanMeter's first big-league homer being the big blow off Mikolas. He still delivered his 11th quality start of the season, and Mikolas will carry a 4.17 ERA and 82:19 K:BB through 114.1 innings into his next start Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Mikolas (6-9) threw a complete-game shutout against the Pirates on Monday, giving up eight hits, striking out three and walking none in the Cardinals' 7-0 victory.
It's been an erratic season overall for the right-hander, but he was lights-out in this contest, as he demonstrated excellent control in hurling 73 of his 100 pitches for strikes. The stellar performance lowers his ERA from 4.53 to 4.15 through 108.1 innings, to go along with a 1.23 WHIP and a 78:17 K:BB. He'll try to keep it rolling in his next start, which will see him take on the Reds in a Saturday road matchup.
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