Molina has multiple hits in three of his last four games to raise his batting average to .235.Analysis:
Myers struggled, allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings on two hits and four walks. He struck out two, while throwing 74 pitches. He is expected to make at least one more rehab start before potentially being activated from the disabled list.Analysis:
Smith had an 18.41 ERA in three starts, after failing to get out of the second inning for the second time Wednesday against the Cardinals.Analysis:
Gyorko had a solo homer off Cardinals starting pitcher Tyler Lyons in the seventh inning for the first Padres' run. He added a single and a run scored in the ninth inning of a 5-3 loss. He finished with an RBI and two runs scored, while raising his batting average to .284.
Gyorko is hitting .424 with two home runs and four RBI over the last nine games.Analysis:
Molina hit four singles to left field, one of which accounted for an RBI. He raised his batting average 14 points, to .333, after going 1 for 11 in his previous three games.
Molina is batting .360 in May with six RBI, but he has no home runs in 20 games.Analysis:
He held the Padres to a run on a Jedd Gyorko solo home run in the seventh inning, while scattering four hits and a walk. He struck out four and needed just 81 pitches to finish his seven innings of a 5-3 win.
Lyons' win was the 11th by a Cardinals' rookie pitcher this season. He is expected to make his second start Tuesday against the Royals in Kansas City.Analysis:
Castro went 3 for 4 with an RBI double and a run scored in a 3-1 victory. He is hitting .252 with two multi-hit games in his last four.Analysis:
Martinez went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in the first-inning for his second multi-hit game in as many nights. He finished with two RBI and a run scored.
He is batting .255 since being recalled from Triple-A at the beginning of May, with two home runs and seven RBI in 13 games.Analysis:
Young opened the scoring with a solo home run to left center in the fourth inning, providing the winning run in a 3-0 final. He ended up going 2 for 4 with two runs scored and one driven in.
Young is hitting just .233 on the season, but has raised his average 41 points in the last 24 hours.Analysis: