|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||12.00||11.00||0.00||3.69||1.29||180.00||76.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 63.0||0||0|| 6.71||0||36||42|
|vs RHB|| 58.0||0||0|| 4.97||0||30||68|
|08/26/2014||Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT|
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Alex Wood, SP ATL
|Rymer Liriano, RF SD|
Justin Masterson, SP STL
Jason Hammel, SP OAK
|08/25/2014||Justin Masterson, SP STL||Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL|
|08/25/2014||Jenrry Mejia, RP NYM|
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
|Justin Masterson, SP STL|
Chris Carter, DH HOU
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Masterson lasts three innings in loss vs. Phillies |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/24/14) Cardinals pitcher Justin Masterson took a loss Sunday, giving up five earned runs on six hits and two walks in just three innings while striking out three in his team's 7-1 defeat against the Phillies.
Masterson (6-8) didn't toss one scoreless frame before being removed from the game, and he's now surrendered at least four earned runs in four of his first five starts with his new team. He owns a 5.88 ERA and 110:66 K:BB ratio in 121 innings. Masterson is scheduled to face the Cubs Saturday.
|Justin Masterson has a tough start Monday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/18/14) Cardinals running back Justin Masterson had a tough start Monday against the Reds.
Masterson allowed four runs on five hits over five innings of work. He struck out five and walked two. Masterson performed well early, going four scoreless innings to open the game. Things fell apart in the fifth. Masterson led off the inning giving up two straight doubles and a walk. He was able to get a groundout at that point, but surrendered a three-run blast to Jay Bruce in the next at-bat. Masterson threw 90 pitches during the start.
The Cardinals managed to battle back, giving Masterson a no-decision. He’ll take on the Phillies in his next start.
|Justin Masterson fantastic against the Marlins |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/13/14) Cardinals pitcher Justin Masterson turned in a fantastic start against the Marlins Wednesday.
Masterson tossed seven scoreless innings of work, giving up just three hits. He struck out three and did not issue any walks. Masterson faced the minimum of three batters in all but three innings. He never allowed a running to advance to second base during the start. With the win, Masterson improved to 6-7 on the year. He'll take on the Reds in his next start.
|Teammate shows confidence in Justin Masterson |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/13/14) Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson has not pitched particularly well in his first two starts since his acquisition from Cleveland, going 1-1 with an 11.25 ERA.
However, teammate Adam Wainwright has a good feeling Masterson will have a strong outing Wednesday at Miami.
"I saw his bullpen session and he looked like the old Masty," Wainwright told MLB Network Radio. "I think he'll be really good tonight vs. Marlins."
|Justin Masterson: Bullpen work creating more confidence |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/13/14) Struggling Cardinals right-hander Justin Masterson believes his recent work on mechanical issues with coaches will translate into more success on the mound, beginning Wednesday night in Miami.
He might need a strong outing to maintain a rotation spot for a team in the midst of a playoff push. He has yielded 10 runs on 14 hits and six walks in eight innings in two starts for St. Louis since the trade that dispatched him from Cleveland. He was knocked out after two innings in his last start and is 5-7 with a 5.94 ERA on the year.
"This is what we've been trying to do all year, and I'm feeling a little more confident about the ability to have success," Masterson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It's a tough time in the season for it."
Masterson criticized the release on his sinker after his last start. He claimed it was flattening out because he was trying to force velocity and movement. Coming off a knee injury, he might have altered his approach.
|The Indians' 2013 rotation was full of pleasant surprises, but for the vast majority of the season, it was Justin Masterson who served as the team's ace. For the first time in his career, Masterson averaged more than a strikeout per inning, and he continued to rank among the majors' best starters at inducing grounders. That formula helped Masterson to a 14-10 record, 3.45 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, as well as standing among the top 20 starters in Rotisserie formats. He didn't even crack the top 30 in the Head-to-Head rankings, though, as he walked 76 batters. Control has been a chronic issue for Masterson, and despite last year's showing, his longer-term record suggests he can't be counted on for strikeouts. Based on the potential he showed in 2013, Masterson is worth a gamble in the middle rounds of standard mixed league drafts.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/29/14||CHC||8:15 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
|8/30/14||CHC||2:15 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
|8/30/14||CHC||8:15 pm||Felix Doubront|
|8/31/14||CHC||2:15 pm||Travis Wood|
|9/1/14||PIT||2:15 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|9/2/14||PIT||8:15 pm||Jeff Locke|
|9/3/14||PIT||1:45 pm||Edinson Volquez|
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