June 20, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook (35) receives congratulations from catcher Yadier Molina (4) after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. St. Louis won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Westbrook goes the distance as Cards even series

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Jake Westbrook pitched a complete game against the Tigers, holding them to one run in a Cardinals 3-1 victory Wednesday night. It wasn’t all a big success story for the Birds, though. Find out more after the jump.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 12 1
Detroit 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
WP: J. Westbrook (6-6)
LP: R. Porcello (4-5)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Furcal ss 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285
S. Schumaker cf-rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .303
M. Holliday lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
C. Beltran dh 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 .311
A. Craig rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .325
    S. Robinson cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Y. Molina c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .323
D. Freese 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267
M. Adams 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .244
D. Descalso 2b 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .238
 Totals 35 3 12 1 0 2 3 0 13

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Westbrook (W, 6-6) 9.0 5 1 0 1 5 0 1.32 3.83

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

  • The only thing to complain about is the Cardinals’ continued propensity for leaving men on. Every starter recorded a hit, but they left thirteen men on. Allen Craig led the way with four runners left on, followed by Schumaker and Freese with three a piece.

Three Stars

3) Matt Holliday – Holliday had two hits and scored a run for the Cardinals

2) Carlos Beltran – Beltran had a perfect day at the plate as he reached base in every at bat. He had two hits, two walks, and scored a run.

1) Jake Westbrook – Without Westbrook’s performance, the Cardinals three runs aren’t enough to get the job done.

Standings

Cent W L GB SRS
CIN F 38 30 0.4
PIT F 35 32 2.5 -0.3
STL F 35 34 3.5 0.4
MIL F 32 37 6.5 -0.6
HOU F 28 41 10.5 -0.8
CHC F 24 45 14.5 -0.8

Today’s Game

In a game set for 12:05, the Cardinals take on the Tigers in a deciding game three. The Cardinals will send out Kyle Lohse, who is 6-2 with a 2.98 ERA against rookie Jacob Turner who is making his 2012 debut in the game.

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