The last time Mitchell Boggs gave up an earned run in the Major Leagues was on June 12 against the Chicago White Sox in which he gave up two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning, raising his ERA to 2.63. Since then, he has made 22 straight scoreless outings, totaling out at 19 1/3 innings pitched, 13 hits, three walks, and 12 strikeouts. Most notably, he has lowered his ERA by nearly a full run to 1.54
For a bullpen that has struggled very much this season, Boggs has by far been the biggest bright spot. It’s actually quite curious that considering the quality starting pitching the Cards have been receiving lately, the number of runs the lineup has been producing, and the success of Boggs over the past couple of months, the Cards are still as far back in the standings as they are.
Since June 12, they are 26-19 and still sit 3.5 games back of Atlanta for the second wild card spot. Then again, like I always say, I believe as the Cards keep winning, the standings will take care of themselves. Cincinnati won’t keep on winning forever and I personally don’t believe Atlanta has enough depth in their roster to keep up their pace as well.
The Cardinals play the second game of a three-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.