Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne was down at Busch Stadium for the start of the A’s at Cardinals series on Monday. Lots of pitching news, Steven Matz is going to the injured list with a lat strain. The Cards also announcing Adam Wainwright will make his next start, this Thursday against the Mets. This despite Waino’s latest start, allowing 8 runs in just one plus inning pitched against the Royals last Friday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed left-handed pitcher Steven Matz on the 15-day injured list with a left lat strain on Monday.

Matz reported some soreness after his start Saturday in Kansas City against the Royals.

The Cardinals also announced Adam Wainwright would make another start. Wainwright is two wins shy of 200 in his career. Wainwright is 3-7 with an 8.38 ERA this season.

Wainwright gave up eight runs before being pulled with no outs in the second inning. It was his second-straight start with seven or more runs allowed and his seventh loss of the season. He hasn’t won a game since June 17.

In his previous start before Friday, Wainwright allowed seven runs and nine hits in three innings against the Colorado Rockies.

Matz (4-7) earned the win over Kansas City. He allowed two runs and four hits over six innings in a 5-4 victory. He struck out five.

It was his fourth consecutive quality start. In that stretch, he’s 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 24 innings.

Entering Monday, the Cardinals are 52-66, last in the NL Central and 12 1/2 games out of first place. The Athletics are 33-85, last in the AL West. Oakland owns the worst record in baseball.