Brandon McCarthy was tagged for six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings by the Cardinals in his Diamondbacks debut Wednesday.
McCarthy threw 59 of his 73 pitches for strikes, a remarkable percentage. He might have been better off missing off the corner a few more times. McCarthy struck out just one batter on the night. Of course, he didn't walk anyone, though he did plunk Matt Holliday. He hurt his cause in the third when he threw away Jon Jay's comebacker, but since it was ruled a single and an error, it didn't result in any unearned runs.