Columnist Jeff Gordon's report card for the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff.
The Cardinals are 20-26 since June. Every loss counts the same, but Monday's felt worse.
Less than 15 months after a line drive fractured his skull, threatened his life and sent him from emergency surgery into the unknown, Daniel Poncedeleon turned his major-league debut Monday into a stirring, unerring beginning for him that once seemed unimaginable. The ending for the Cardinals was all too predictable.