Flaherty, who is 4-0 with a 0.33 ERA over his first four starts in 2017, is drawing rave reviews in what is his first experience in Double-A ball, Max Gelman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "The thing that really stands out for Jack is he has shown at each level, he's been able to command his fastball, a real quality that he has that separates him from younger pitchers," Cardinals farm director Gary LaRocque said. "He works his fastball to both sides of the plate and he gets himself into a lot of quality innings."
Healy, who has gone 11-for-21 with four doubles, a home run, six RBI and four runs over his last seven games, rediscovered his swing during a two-game benching, John Hickey of the East Bay Times reports. "The game was going too fast for me for a few weeks there," Healy said in analysis. "I think it happens to everybody throughout the course of the season. Unfortunately for me, this was how I started the season. So having those two days to reevaluate and slow things back down I think it's helped me be more successful now."