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.
Mikolas will start Monday's game against the Pirates, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Mikolas was originally scheduled to start Sunday's series finale versus the Diamondbacks, but Adam Wainwright (back) will rejoin the rotation after being scratched Friday. Mikolas finished the first half with an underwhelming 4.53 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 75:17 K:BB over 99.1 innings.
Mikolas (5-9) took the loss Saturday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over four innings while striking out six as the Cardinals dropped an 8-4 decision to the Giants.
A pinch-hit grand slam by Austin Slater in the fourth inning was the decisive blow, and with Mikolas due up second the next inning and the Cards in a 5-1 hole, his night ended after only 72 pitches (48 strikes). The right-hander will take a 4.53 ERA and 75:17 K:BB through 99.1 innings into the All-Star break.
Mikolas did not factor into the decision against the Padres on Sunday, completing six innings and giving up three runs on eight hits while striking out four.
Mikolas fell behind after serving up a two-run homer to Manny Machado in the first inning but settled down to keep the Cardinals in the game until he was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. As usual, he did not blow away many batters -- this was his fifth consecutive start in which he struck out exactly four -- but he was able to limit the damage against him by giving up only one two extra-base hits and not issuing any walks. The 30-year-old has been mildly disappointing this season, compiling a 4.34 ERA and 1.25 WHIP through 17 starts. He'll head to San Francisco to take on the Giants on Saturday in his next scheduled start.
Mikolas (5-8) gave up one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out four in five innings, taking the the loss against the Angels on Sunday.
Though he gave up only one run, Mikolas stumbled throughout the outing, needing 90 pitches to make it through five frames. He allowed at least one baserunner in all but one inning and induced only six swinging strikes. The loss is Mikolas' sixth in his last seven decisions dating back to May 11. He'll carry a 4.33 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 65:17 K:BB into his next start, on the road against the Padres on Sunday.
Mikolas (5-7) yielded six hits across six shutout innings Monday, striking out four and earning the win over Miami.
After allowing five runs in five innings to the Marlins last week, it was great to see Mikolas come out and dominate this time around. All six hits he allowed were singles and just one base runner ever reached scoring position. His season ERA fell to 4.48 across 84.1 innings. Mikolas will look to begin a winning streak at home against the Angels on Saturday.
Mikolas (4-7) took the loss Wednesday, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings while striking out four as the Cardinals were downed 9-0 by the Marlins.
The right-hander has now lost five straight decisions, with his last win coming over a month ago, and Mikolas has a 6.03 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 29:6 K:BB in 31.1 innings over the course of his losing streak. He'll get a chance at redemption against the Marlins back at home Monday.
Mikolas (forearm) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Mikolas' last start was cut short after he was struck on the arm by a line drive, but he has not experienced any issues since, and will take his turn in the rotation. Mikolas faced the Marlins twice last season and allowed just two total earned runs while going seven innings and picking up the win in each contest.
Mikolas (forearm) played catch Saturday without issue and confirmed he'll take the mound in his next start Wednesday against the Marlins, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Mikolas took a 99.8 mph liner off his right forearm in the fourth inning of Friday's start against the Cubs and was ultimately lifted after swelling began to manifest. However, the fact he was able to play catch less than 24 hours later is certainly encouraging, and manager Mike Shildt confirmed the veteran right-hander's expected availability for his next turn. "He jokingly said, 'It''s going to take more than 99.8 -- it'll take at least 100 -- to get me down,'" Shildt said. "Thankfully, got him in a good spot, if there is such a thing, and was able to play catch, spin some balls, said he wasn't concerned, so I'm not concerned."
Mikolas isn't expected to miss his next turn through the rotation following his removal from Friday's start against Chicago after being struck in the right forearm with a comebacker, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Mikolas is dealing with a bruise and a bit of swelling, but he avoided any structural damage. He should be ready to take the mound for Wednesday's matchup in Miami.
Mikolas was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs with a right forearm bruise after being hit by a line drive, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
David Bote hit a liner off Mikolas' right forearm to close the fourth inning, and he did not retake the mound in the following frame. He allowed three runs on four hits across four innings prior to exiting the game. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but the 30-year-old could undergo X-rays even if the injury is considered minor.
Mikolas didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Cubs, allowing one run on six hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out three.
The right-hander gave up a sac fly to Yu Darvish in the second inning but otherwise kept Chicago off the board, throwing 66 of 104 pitches for strikes en route to his seventh quality start of the season, and fifth in his last six trips to the mound. Mikolas will carry a 4.41 ERA and 49:12 K:BB through 69.1 innings into his next outing Thursday, at home against the Reds.
Mikolas (4-5) took the loss Friday as the Cardinals fell 5-2 to Atlanta, allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings while striking out a season-high nine.
The right-hander came through with his sixth quality start of the season, but he also served up two more homers -- Mikolas has been taken deep 12 times in 62.1 innings so far this year (1.7 HR/9) after giving up only 16 in 200.2 innings in 2018 (0.7 HR/9). He'll take a 4.76 ERA and 46:10 K:BB into his next outing Thursday in Philadelphia.
Mikolas (4-4) took the loss Friday, coughing up seven runs on nine hits over only 1.1 innings while striking out two as the Cardinals dropped a 7-3 decision to the Rangers.
Shin-Soo Choo and Rougned Odor both took Mikolas deep in a brutal second inning, and the outing tacked more than a full run onto his ERA, which is now a bloated 4.88. Mikolas will try to get back on track in his next start Friday, at home against Atlanta.
Mikolas allowed two runs on three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk across seven innings to take the loss against the Pirates on Saturday.
The 30-year-old continued his hot streak Saturday, but the Cardinals failed to support him with enough runs. While Mikolas fell to 4-3 this season, owners have to love the 1.35 ERA he's submitted over his last three starts. Mikolas owns a 3.83 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 54 innings this season. His next scheduled start is against the Rangers on the road Friday.
Mikolas (4-2) tossed seven scoreless innings Monday, allowing three hits and striking out five batters while earning the win over Philadelphia.
All three hits off Mikolas were singles and no Phillie ever reached scoring position while he was on the mound. He also wiped out two of those singles by forcing double plays. It was his first scoreless performance of 2019 as well as his first start of the year without issuing a walk. He'll carry a 4.02 ERA into Saturday's home contest against Pittsburgh.
Mikolas (3-2) allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out four across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Nationals.
Mikolas allowed eight baserunners but only one extra-base hit while recording one of his most effective starts this season. Though he hasn't been able to replicate last season's success, he has mostly avoided disastrous outings by going at least five innings in all seven of his starts and allowing no more than four earned runs since his Opening Day effort. He'll look to build on this result in his next start, likely to come Monday against Philadelphia.
Mikolas (2-2) took the loss in Friday's 12-1 drubbing at the hands of the Reds, giving up four runs on six hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over five innings while striking out four.
The 30-year-old has been consistent so far this season, giving the Cards at least five innings in all six of his starts, but he's been hit hard -- after serving up 16 homers in 200.2 frames last year, Mikolas has already been tagged for eight dingers in only 34 innings in 2019, leading to a 5.29 ERA. He'll try to find a way to keep the ball in the yard in his next outing Wednesday, on the road against the Nats.
Mikolas (2-1) earned the win against the Mets on Saturday by giving up two runs on four hits over eight innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Mikolas kept the Mets off the scoreboard until the seventh inning, when an infield single, a triple and a groundout resulted in a pair of runs. The 30-year-old allowed at least three runs in each of his first four starts and exceeded five innings only once, so Saturday's performance is a big step towards regaining his 2018 form. Mikolas has a 6.00 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB across 21 innings and lines up to face the Reds next Friday.
Mikolas allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk in five innings during Sunday's win over Cincinnati. He struck out three and took the no-decision.
After a storybook 2018 campaign, Mikolas has struggled out of the gate this season. He cruised through four scoreless innings before allowing four runs in the fifth inning, including a three-run shot from Jesse Winker. Mikolas now carries an unsightly 6.00 ERA and 11:5 K:BB in 21 innings. He'll next face the Mets on Saturday.
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