Cardinals to use 10th different starter this season

Oviedo, Cardinals starting pitcher
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation will continue to rotate on Monday night against the Chicago Cubs. With Jake Woodford set to start his first game of the season for St. Louis, he'll be the 10th different Cardinals pitcher to start a game this season.

The feat is no record. In fact, St. Louis used 11 different starting pitchers during the 2019 season which ended with an appearance in the NLCS. But the second half this season has only begun. Here's how many starting pitchers the Cardinals have used the past five full seasons:

2019 - 7
2018 - 11
2017 - 9
2016 - 8
2015 - 9

Woodford, 24, has a 4.62 ERA in 25.1 innings of relief for St. Louis this year.

The other nine starters St. Louis has used (in order of most to least starts) are Adam Wainwright, Carlos Martinez, Kwang-Hyun Kim, John Gant, Jack Flaherty, Johan Oviedo, Wade LeBlanc, Daniel Ponde de Leon and Miles Mikolas.

Among National League teams, the group is 9th in ERA (4.14), 11th in WHIP (1.32), 8th in innings, 14th in strikeouts and has the most walks (just one ahead of the Cincinnati Reds).

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