July 25, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter in the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals earn series split with late inning win

The Cardinals and Dodgers infused a little drama into their game last night with some extra inning baseball. After going stroke for stroke offensively during the first nine innings, the Cardinals upended the Dodgers in the 11th. More details follow after the jump.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 1
St Louis Cardinals 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 6 0
WP F. Salas (1-3)
LP J. Wright (4-3)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Furcal ss 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .277
J. Jay cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .301
M. Holliday lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .317
C. Beltran rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .287
A. Craig 1b 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .296
Y. Molina c 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .303
D. Freese 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308
    T. Greene pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
    F. Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Berkman ph 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .281
    J. Kelly pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
S. Schumaker 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 .308
K. Lohse p 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .098
    M. Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Descalso ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
    J. Motte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Carpenter ph-3b 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .278
 Totals 37 3 6 2 0 7 11 0 12

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
K. Lohse 7.0 7 2 2 0 4 0 1.09 2.71
M. Boggs 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.07 1.76
J. Motte 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.95 2.72
F. Salas (W, 1-3) 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.49 4.38

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

  • It was a pitcher’s duel, so obviously some Cardinals were held hitless. Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, Allen Craig, and Skip Schumaker were silenced.
  • The Cardinals stranded twelve runners. Holliday had the most men left on with three.

Three Stars

3) David Freese – Freese’s two hits led the way offensively for the Cardinals.

2) Rafael Furcal – Furcal had the biggest hit of the night with a game-winning single

1) Kyle Lohse – Without Lohse’s performance, the Cardinals don’t make it to the extra innings with their stagnant bats.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA Diff Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 58 40 0.592 31-18 27-22 413 353 60 Won 7 8-2
Pittsburgh Pirates 55 42 0.567 2.5 33-16 22-26 394 357 37 Won 1 6-4
St Louis Cardinals 52 46 0.531 6 28-21 24-25 478 387 91 Won 2 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers 44 53 0.454 13.5 26-23 18-30 433 447 -14 Lost 6 3-7
Chicago Cubs 40 57 0.412 17.5 24-21 16-36 356 428 -72 Lost 1 5-5
Houston Astros 34 65 0.343 24.5 24-24 10-41 378 494 -116 Lost 9 1-9

Today’s Game

The Cardinals take on the Dodgers in the fourth game of their four game set today at 12:45. The Cardinals have already secured a series tie, but are looking for a win today. The surprisingly resurgent Chris Capuano starts for the Dodgers against Jake Westbrook. Capuano is 10-5 with a 2.81 ERA. He has five wins in fourteen career starts against St Louis and a 5.33 ERA to match. Westbrook is 8-8 with a 3.60 ERA and has only one career start against the Dodgers.

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