San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals face off with struggling pitchers

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San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals face off with struggling pitchers
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals face off with struggling pitchers

Two young starters searching for consistency will try to find it Wednesday night in the rubber game of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Padres left-hander Eric Lauer (2-4, 6.64 ERA) is undergoing on-the-job training with mostly painful results, while Cardinals right-hander Luke Weaver (3-5, 4.35 ERA) has won once in his last 10 starts, struggling to put hitters away and frequently running up high pitch counts. The last start for each summarized their seasons. Lauer suffered a 4-0 loss Friday night in Miami, while Weaver had a no-decision in a 7-6, 10-inning victory that same evening in Cincinnati as each failed to command

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