Daniel Ponce de Leon allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over five innings pitched in Game Two on Friday. The Cardinals won the game 7-2 and moved to 24-24 with the victory. They are tied with the Reds for second place in the NL Central, both teams are .500, but the Cardinals have played four fewer games this season.
Ponce de Leon has put together two nice starts back-to-back and has 22 strikeouts in his last 14 innings pitched. Over that time he has a 3.86 ERA but has a 0-0 record to show for it. He does not have another scheduled start listed by the Cardinals but will likely face the Brewers on Friday.