Daniel Ponce de Leon struck out six over six innings, allowing one earned run on one hit and two walks as the Cardinals topped the Brewers 9-1 in game two of their doubleheader on Friday. He allowed a solo home run to Orlando Arcia in the sixth inning. The Cardinal improved to 29-27 with the victory and are tied with the playoff bound Reds for Second Place in the NL Central.
Ponce de Leon finishes the season 1-3 with a 4.96 ERA in 32 2/3 innings pitched. He has a 3.15 ERA with 28 strikeouts and six walks over his last 20 innings pitched (four starts). Owners preparing for next season can consider him worthy of a late round flier.