Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 17 Hrs
Nolasco crashed back to earth Monday, allowing five runs in 4.2 innings agains the Diamondbacks.
Nolasco had been rolling before Monday's dud, allowing just three earned runs in his last three starts. The righty's first year in Minnesota has been troublesome. Nolasco holds a 5.47 ERA going into his final start this weekend against the Tigers.
Mark Trumbo 1B/LF.. ARI 17 Hrs
Trumbo launched his 12th home run of the season Monday against the Twins.
Trumbo has struggled this season, but come alive the last two days, hitting three home runs and driving home five. An injury-marred season has limited Trumbo to just 55 RBI and a .239 average in his first year in Arizona.
Josh Collmenter P ARI 17 Hrs
Collmenter continued his strong September by tossing 6.1 innings of two-run ball Monday night.
Collmenter has now allowed five runs in 27.1 innings of work this month. After the big game Monday, the righty has 11 wins and a 3.57 ERA. His final start will come this weekend against the Cardinals.
Luis Valbuena 2B/3B CHC 17 Hrs
Valbuena went 1-for-3 Monday as the Cubs were shutout by the Cardinals.
The infielder is now in the midst of a six-game hitting streak as his strong 2014 continues on. Valbuena has already set career highs with 16 home runs and 51 RBI with a week still to play this season.
Travis Wood SP CHC 17 Hrs
Wood struggled in his final start of the season, allowing seven runs�six earned�in five innings.
Wood managed to strike out eight in the outing, but allowed eight hits as well. The lefty ends his disappointing season with a 8-13 record, 5.03 ERA and 1.53 WHIP.
Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 17 Hrs
Hill was forced to leave Monday's game after the tip of his right pinky finger was dislocated. He remains day-to-day.
Hill finished the game with two hits and a run scored on four at-bats. Considering the severity of the injury, it's possible that Hill may have to miss a portion of Arizona's final five games of the season.
Matt Adams 1B STL 17 Hrs
Adams went 2-for-5 Monday with a double and two RBI.
The big first baseman has struggled this month, hitting just .224 in September. Adams also has just six home runs in the last three months after cracking six in June alone. Adams is hitting .288 with 15 homers and 68 RBI this season.
Jon Jay OF STL 17 Hrs
Jay had a nice day Monday, going 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Cardinals' win.
Jay has performed better at the plate in the second half this year, batting .331 after the break. In a part-time role with the Cardinals this season, Jay is hitting .306 with 44 RBI and six stolen bases.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 17 Hrs
Wainwright continued his dominance Monday, going seven shutout innings to earn his 20th win of the season.
The righty has been sensational after allowing four runs in his first start of the month, allowing two runs in 33 innings. The owner of a 2.38 ERA, Wainwright will make his final regular season start this weekend in Arizona.
Rougned Odor 2B/SS TEX 17 Hrs
Odor had only one hit Monday, but made it count, tripling home three runs in the third inning.
Odor has been locked in this month, hitting .302 with eight RBI. At just 20 years old, the infielder is up to 46 RBI this season to go along with seven triples and eight home runs.