July 24, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; Fans cheer as St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) walks off the field after being removed from the game in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Wainwright cruises against Dodgers offense

 

The Cardinals took it to Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright silenced the Dodger bats as the Cardinals evened their series on Tuesday night. More details after the jump.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
St Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 X 8 8 2
WP A. Wainwright (8-10)
LP C. Kershaw (7-6)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Furcal ss 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 .278
A. Craig rf-lf 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 .302
M. Holliday lf 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .317
    M. Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Beltran cf-rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .291
D. Freese 3b 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 .306
Y. Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .305
L. Berkman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
    M. Carpenter pr-1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276
D. Descalso 2b 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .235
A. Wainwright p 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .103
    M. Rzepczynski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Jay ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .307
 Totals 31 8 8 8 0 6 5 1 13

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
A. Wainwright (W, 8-10) 7.1 7 2 2 1 7 0 1.28 4.31
M. Rzepczynski 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.44 4.96
M. Boggs 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.10 1.80

The Positives

  • Rafael Furcal had a productive two hit night. He drove in three runs and scored once.
  • Allen Craig hit his seventeenth double of the season and drove in two runs. He now has 49 RBIs on the season.
  • Matt Holliday reached base on a walk and scored a run.
  • Carlos Beltran hit his fourteenth double of the season and score a run.
  • David Freese hit an RBI single and scored a run. He also reached base on a walk and stole his second base of the season. The RBI was hit 56th of the year.
  • Daniel Descalso had a two hit night and scored two runs.
  • Adam Wainwright not only cruised through seven and a third innings of two run baseball, but he also helped his own cause by hitting a two RBI double and scoring two runs.
  • Scrabble and Mitchell Boggs combined for one and two thirds innings of perfect baseball to close the game out.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina were held hitless. As mentioned, though, Holliday scored a run after walking.
  • Lance Berkman took a pitch to the knee and had to leave the game. There is no indication as to whether Lance will see more time on the DL.

Three Stars

3) Allen Craig – Craig drove in two of the Cardinals eight runs with a double.

2) Rafael Furcal – Furcal had a two hit night and led the team in RBIs.

1) Adam Wainwright – Wainwright had a great night at the plate to go along with a solid pitching performance.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA Diff Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 57 40 0.588 31-18 26-22 408 350 58 Won 6 8-2
Pittsburgh Pirates 55 42 0.567 2 33-16 22-26 391 355 36 Won 1 6-4
St Louis Cardinals 51 46 0.526 6 27-21 24-25 475 385 90 Won 1 5-5
Milwaukee Brewers 44 53 0.454 13 26-23 18-30 427 440 -13 Lost 6 3-7
Chicago Cubs 40 57 0.412 17 24-21 16-36 354 425 -71 Lost 1 5-5
Houston Astros 34 64 0.347 23.5 24-23 10-41 375 489 -114 Lost 8 1-9

Today’s Game

The Cardinals host the Dodgers in the third game of their four game set in about 45 minutes. The lineup has already been announced and Lance Berkman is not playing at first base, which could mean he is either resting a tender knee or he could be seeing some more DL time. The Cardinals face Aaron Harang, who has a 7-5 record and a 3.46 ERA.  In his career against St Louis, he has seven wins in twenty four starts and a 4.47 ERA. Lohse has a 10-2 record on the season and a 2.71 ERA. He has a pretty bad track record against the Dodgers, as he has only two wins in seven starts and a 5.36 ERA. He is riding a nine game quality start streak.

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