Woodford (2-2) took the loss against Cincinnati on Saturday, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two.
The right-hander kept the Cardinals in the game through his five frames, but he was outgunned by Reds starter Luis Castillo. Woodford induced only six swinging strikes and tallied just two strikeouts, yet he retired eight of the final nine batters he faced and was able to limit the damage against him to three runs. He'll carry a 4.25 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively slated to come at home against Minnesota next weekend.
Woodford (2-1) allowed one run on six hits over 5.2 innings Monday, striking out six and earning a win over the Cubs.
Woodford cruised through four shutout innings before running into trouble in the fifth. He found himself in a bases-loaded jam with no outs after allowing three straight singles but managed to escape the threat with just one run scoring against him. It was his first start of the season and he turned in a very impressive outing, lowering his season ERA to 4.06 through 31 innings. Woodford is projected to take the mound in Cincinnati this weekend.
The Cardinals recalled Woodford from Triple-A Memphis ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Cubs in St. Louis.
Outfielder Lars Nootbaar was optioned to Memphis in a corresponding move. Woodford's previous 17 appearances with the big club came as a reliever, but he's spent the past three weeks getting stretched out for starting duty in the minors. In his most recent outing July 13 against Norfolk, Woodford covered five innings and tossed 83 pitches, so he shouldn't face any significant restrictions with his workload Monday. Woodford tentatively lines up for a two-start week, with his second turn set to come Saturday in Cincinnati.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Woodford will be called up from Triple-A Memphis to start Monday's game against the Cubs, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Woodford will step into the rotation for his second career big-league start after getting stretched out in the minors following his June 28 demotion from the big club. The 24-year-old right-hander turned in mediocre results while working out of the St. Louis bullpen earlier this season, but he was sharper in his most recent two starts at Memphis. He covered 10 innings between the two outings while allowing only three runs (two earned) on seven hits and five walks. Woodford should be in store for a two-start week, with his second turn likely to come Saturday in Cincinnati.
Woodford was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
Woodford struggled during the Cardinals' weekend series against the Pirates and allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings across two relief appearances. The right-hander will be stretched out with the Triple-A club and could be an option to rejoin the big-league club as a starter at some point, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Left-hander Brandon Waddell was recalled as part of a corresponding move.
Woodford (1-1) took the loss in a defeat at the hands of the Pirates on Friday, allowing an earned run on a hit and a walk while failing to record an out in the fifth inning.
Woodford entered with one out in the fifth and the score knotted at 4-4, and he ultimately allowed an RBI single to Jacob Stallings that made him the pitcher of record. The right-hander has been particularly hittable of late, giving up an earned run in five of his last six appearances. He has seen his ERA balloon from 3.18 to 4.24 during that span.
Woodford (1-0) was credited with the win in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday, firing 2.2 scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and recorded six strikeouts.
Woodford's final line tells the tale of how dominant he was, with the right-hander throwing 24 of his 33 pitches for strikes and notching eight swinging strikes along the way. Woodford has given up multiple earned runs in two of seven appearances, but he's pitched scoreless ball across his other five outings on his way to a 3.65 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 12.1 innings.
Woodford fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and a walk in a loss to the Mets on Thursday. He struck out two.
The right-hander opened the season by allowing two earned runs over 2.1 innings to the Reds on April 3, but he's bounced back to post 3.2 scoreless frames across two appearances since while bouncing on and off the big-league roster.
Woodford was recalled by the Cardinals on Friday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Woodford opened the season on the big-league roster but made just two appearances before being sent down, allowing two runs in four innings with a 5:4 K:BB. Daniel Ponce de Leon landed on the injured list with shoulder inflammation in a corresponding move.
Woodford was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The right-hander fired 1.2 scoreless frames during Saturday's loss to the Brewers, and he'll head to the alternate site as the Cardinals rotate their roster pieces. Woodford should be in the mix to rejoin the big-league club when another arm is required.
Woodford, who fired 2.2 scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and a walk while recording three strikeouts against the Nationals on Sunday, owns an 0.79 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and .162 BAA across 11.1 innings over seven Grapefruit League appearances.
The 24-year-old has allowed one earned run all spring and has worked at least two innings on three occasions, displaying both his consistency and versatility. Woodford endured a rough landing as a rookie last season with a 5.57 ERA across 21 innings, but his body of work in Grapefruit League play seems to indicate the experience he garnered may now be paying dividends heading into his second major-league campaign.
The Cardinals deactivated Woodford from their 28-man roster Wednesday ahead of the team's wild-card series with the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
St. Louis swapped out Woodford and Seth Elledge from the roster in exchange for Daniel Ponce de Leon and Andrew Knizner. Woodford made 12 appearances (one start) for the Cardinals during the regular season, posting a 5.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and a 16:5 K:BB in 21 innings.
Woodford (1-0) threw two-thirds of an inning without allowing a baserunner to pick up the win in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Woodford came on in relief of starter Kwang Hyun Kim and became the pitcher of record when the Cardinals erupted for all five of their runs in the top of the seventh inning. Through 10 appearances this season, Woodford has a 6.16 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
Woodford pitched three innings in relief of Jack Flaherty on Friday, allowing one run on three hits in a loss to the Cubs. He neither walked nor struck out a batter.
Woodford relieved Flaherty in the third inning and the former did well, outside of a Willson Contreras solo home run in the sixth. Through 13.2 innings, Woodford has a 3.95 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and eight strikeouts. He has yet to walk a batter in six appearances this season.
Woodford gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three over 3.1 relief innings in Friday's loss to Cleveland.
Woodford relieved starter Daniel Ponce de Leon, who couldn't complete the first inning. Over his outing, Woodford did a decent job of keeping the game close. The right-hander has a 2.61 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and seven strikeouts across 10.1 innings this year. Three of his four appearances have come in a long-relief role. As a starter with Triple-A Memphis last year, he posted a 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 131:75 K:BB in 151.2 innings.
Woodford fired two scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Monday, allowing two hits and no walks.
Woodford finished off the Royals over the last pair of frames with his second consecutive scoreless two-inning appearance. The 23-year-old right-hander's early-career body of work has been nearly flawless, as Woodford has allowed just one run, which came on a solo home run by fellow prospect Luis Robert in the pitcher's big-league debut against the White Sox on Aug. 15. Woodford has already shuttled between the Cardinals' alternate training site in Springfield and the majors on multiple occasions, but given his success thus far, he could stick around for the balance of the regular season as a multi-inning relief asset.
The Cardinals recalled Woodford from their alternate training site ahead of Thursday's game against the Reds.
Woodford will remain in the majors after serving as the 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. In his lone appearance for the Cardinals this season, Woodford allowed three runs and registered three strikeouts in three innings.
Woodford was called up to serve as the 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Woodford filled the same role during Monday's doubleheader but did not appear in either contest. He did make one appearance earlier in the year, allowing one run in three innings.
Woodford was optioned to the Cardinals' alternate training site Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Woodford didn't appear during the team's doubleheader against the Cubs on Monday despite serving as the 29th man, and he'll now return to alternate camp. The right-hander has made one start for the Cardinals this season, allowing one run on one hit and no walks while striking out three over three innings.
Woodford was named the 29th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Woodford was optioned by the Cardinals on Sunday, but he'll remain with the major-league roster for the twin bill against the Cubs. He should remain on the taxi squad after Monday's pair of games so he can be available for the Cardinals on short notice.
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|07/24||@ CIN||L 3-5||1||5.0||7||3||2||2|
|07/19||vs CHC||W 8-3||1||5.2||6||1||0||6|
|06/27||vs PIT||L 2-7||2.0||3||2||0||1|
|06/25||vs PIT||L 4-5||1||0.0||1||1||1||0|
|06/22||@ DET||L 2-8||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|06/18||@ ATL||L 1-9||2.0||2||1||2||2|
|06/12||@ CHC||L 2-7||1.1||2||1||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||119.0||23||21||0||7||6||0||72||39||128||3.10||1.403|