The week long road trip came to an end on Thursday, a 3-0 shutout loss to the Diamondbacks in Arizona. D’Backs starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven shutout innings striking out 10 Cardinals. Michael Wacha pitched well, allowing just three runs in seven innings. But two home runs, by Chris Herrmann and Brandon Drury were the difference in this game.
The Cardinals return home Friday to host the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium and kick off a ten game home stand at Busch Stadium III.