sag Miami sailors will get a well-deserved boost when Edward Cabrera comes off the injured list
Barring a late setback, Cabrera should start against the Cardinals Tuesday in the middle of a three-game series at St. Louis. THE Cardinals won the opener 6-4 on Monday night, handing over the marlins their fourth straight loss and sixth loss in eight games
“It’s four games after the break” marlins said manager Skip Schumaker. “We have something left in our 60s, so we still have a long way to go, but it just shows that we are not done yet. There is still a lot of work to do.
“We were definitely not a finished product. Nobody thought about it before anyway. We just have things to clean up, and we’ll be fine.”
Cabrera (5-5, 4.70 ERA) has recovered from a shoulder impingement and blistering issues. He last pitched in the majors on June 13, when he struggled in Seattle while allowing five runs on four hits (including two homers) and three walks in four innings.
He passed his final test by pitching a mock game during the All-Star break.
“I’m happy to be back with this group, and I know I can help,” Cabrera told MLB.com through team translator Luis Durante Jr. to do is to stay together and united. This is one of the keys to our success. We are very united, all together, doing what we all need to do to achieve this success that we aspire to.
Tuesday’s game would be his first career appearance against the Cardinals
St. Louis has won five of its last six games. Southpaw Jordan Montgomery (6-7, 3.23 ERA) will make his first start for the Cardinals since suffering a mild hamstring strain on July 7 in his debut against the Chicago White Sox
He left that game having allowed one run on three hits in 4 1/3 innings. The minor injury occurred when he slipped on the mound before regaining his balance.
“I’m big. I’m strong. I’m in really good shape,” Montgomery said. “So I’m just trying to think, thank God, that I’m as strong as I am and I could catch up.”
Montgomery has allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight starts.
He did not face the marlins when the teams met earlier this month. Montgomery has faced Miami once in his career, allowing one run on four hits in five innings on August 1, 2021
THE Cardinals should activate Tyler O’Neill before Tuesday’s game and install him as a regular left fielder. He had been sidelined with back pain since early May
“All I know is that I feel good now and I feel healthy,” O’Neill told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Recovering effectively and feeling really normal again, just in my day-to-day life. I’m in a really good position mentally.”
THE Cardinals made a roster change prior to this series, naming reliever Genesis Cabrera for assignment and signing reliever Ryan Tepera as a free agent. Tepera made his team debut on Monday night, allowing a run in two thirds of an inning
“I don’t think (Cabrera) liked the role he was playing and eventually, as I was trying to make it work, we kept facing a headwind,” Cardinals said President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak. “Now he will have the opportunity to do it elsewhere.