The Cardinals were apparently tired of people doubting their offensive prowess, so they decided to go off on the Houston Astros last night in a 14-2 massacre. Cardinals starter Lance Lynn struck out a career high eleven batters as the team truly clicked in all departments. Who were the top performers? Find out after the jump.
|WP: L. Lynn (9-2) |
LP: J.A. Happ (4-6)
|R. Furcal ss||5||2||3||2||0||0||1||0||0||.319|
|D. Descalso ph-2b||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.225|
|C. Beltran rf||3||2||1||2||1||1||0||0||1||.276|
|T. Cruz c||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.175|
|M. Holliday lf||3||1||2||0||0||2||1||0||0||.276|
|M. Adams 1b||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|A. Craig 1b-lf||5||2||3||2||0||1||1||0||1||.382|
|D. Freese 3b||5||2||2||6||2||1||3||0||5||.271|
|Y. Molina c||2||1||1||0||0||3||0||0||0||.328|
|E. Sanchez p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|F. Salas p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|S. Hill ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|S. Freeman p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|T. Greene 2b-ss||6||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||6||.210|
|S. Robinson cf||5||3||3||2||1||1||0||0||1||.276|
|L. Lynn p||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.111|
|A. Chambers ph-rf||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||2||.250|
|L. Lynn (W, 9-2)||6.0||6||2||2||2||11||1||1.14||2.66|
Obviously, the bulk of the performance was positive, but here were the highlights
- Rafael Furcal has a two hit game and raised his batting average to .319. He also scored two runs and drove in two.
- Carlos Beltran his his sixteenth home run of the season and drove in two runs.
- Matt Holliday also had two hits and scored one of the Cardinals runs.
- Allen Craig had a three hit night, scored two, and drove in two.
- David Freese led the way for the Cardinals with two home runs and six RBIs. The home runs were Freese’s eleventh and twelfth of the season.
- Yadier Molina pitched in with a hit and three walks. He also scored a run.
- Tyler Greene had a one hit night and scored a run.
- Shane Robinson had a three hit night, including his second home run of the season. He drove in two and scored three runs.
- Lance Lynn went six innings, only allowed two earned runs, and struck out eleven hitters.
- Eduardo Sanchez, Fernando Salas, and Sam Freeman combined for three innings of shutout baseball to end the game.
Nothing. Seriously awesome performance by the Redbirds.
3) Lance Lynn – Lynn completely shut down the Astros in the best performance of his career.
2) Shane Robinson – Sugar Shane hit his second home of the season, scored three times, and drove in two runs.
1) David Freese – This was the David Freese we saw in the playoffs. When he’s on, he’s an offensive force.
The Cardinals start a three game interleague set with the Cleveland Indians tonight at 7:15. The Cardinals will send out 4-5 Jake Westbrook against 2-3 Josh Tomlin. Tomlin has a 5.32 ERA while Westbrook currently sports a 4.23 ERA. I sat down with Lewie Pollis of Wahoos On First to compare our thoughts on the series.
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