Flaherty will start Friday against the Brewers, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
Flaherty, who was originally lined up to pitch Thursday's series finale against the Nationals, will flip places in the rotation with Luke Weaver (finger), lining him up to start Friday's series opener against Milwaukee. There has been no word of any injury at this point. The 22-year-old right-hander owns a 3.22 ERA and 127:36 K:BB through 19 starts (103.1 innings) this season.
Flaherty (5-6) tossed six scoreless innings while earning the win Sunday against the Pirates, allowing three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.
Flaherty tossed 67 percent of his pitches for strikes and recorded eight groundball outs as he silenced the division rival. While he'd pitched well of late, the quality start was his first since June 22, and the win was just his second in the last 10 starts. Flaherty's gem brings his ERA to a sharp 3.27 for the season, to go along with a 1.10 WHIP and a 11.0 K/9. The impressive youngster will look to build on this strong performance next weekend in a favorable matchup with the Royals.
Flaherty (4-6) allowed four runs on five hits in a loss Tuesday to the Rockies, striking out seven and walking two in 5.1 innings.
Flaherty has not made it out of the sixth inning in five consecutive starts and has regressed from month to month. Flaherty had a 2.22 ERA in four starts in May, a 3.29 ERA in five starts in June, and has now posted a 4.71 ERA in six starts in July. The 22-year-old still has an excellent 111:32 K:BB in 90.1 innings this season, as well as a 1.13 WHIP and an outstanding .211 batting average against. His next start will be against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
The right-hander continues to have trouble keeping the ball in the park, giving up two more homers to boost his HR/9 on the season to 1.4. Despite that, Flaherty will carry a still-solid 3.28 ERA into his next outing Tuesday at home against the Rockies.
Flaherty (4-4) cruised to an easy win Friday in an 18-5 rout of the Cubs, allowing one run on two hits and four walks over five innings while striking out nine.
A solo shot by Willson Contreras in the second inning accounted for the only run off the right-hander. Flaherty was far from efficient, needing 110 pitches (68 strikes) to get through five frames, but given the eruption by the Cards' offense the result was never in doubt. He'll take a 3.15 ERA into his next outing Wednesday in Cincinnati.
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