The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series opener in Milwaukee that they have placed right-handed pitcherMichael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and have recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Memphis (AAA).
Wacha, who exited yesterday’s game in the 4th inning, is leading the Cardinals in wins (8) and strikeouts (71) and in his 15 starts this season, he’d posted a 3.20 ERA.
Gant, 25, is being recalled for a third time this season. He’s 5-1 with a1.65 ERA in eight starts for Memphis this season, striking out 42 in 49.0 innings.
In seven appearances (3 starts) for the Cardinals this year, Gant is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 24.2 innings pitched. He made starts on May 7 (vs. MIN), May 19 (vs. PHI) and May 25 (at PIT), striking out 19 in a combined 15.0 innings pitched.
Gant gained a win in his first 2018 appearance for the Cardinals with 3.0 perfect innings of relief on April 26 against the New York Mets in a 13-inning win. His last start for Memphis came on June 15 against Albuquerque when he went 6.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits and struck out seven.
Gant wears uniform no. 53.