Aug 8, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs (41) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. The Giants defeated the Cardinals 15-0. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals emerge victorious in pitcher’s duel


The Cardinals faced the Giants with hopes of salvaging a series tie on Thursday night. Adam Wainwright and Madison Bumgarner faced off in what became a pitching showcase. The Cardinals got on the board early, though, and maintained the lead to take the victory.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco Giants 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
St Louis Cardinals 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 4 0
WP A. Wainwright (10-10)
LP M. Bumgarner (12-7)
SV J. Motte (25)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Jay cf 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 .308
A. Craig 1b 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 .294
    J. Motte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Holliday lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .319
C. Beltran rf 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .284
D. Freese 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .306
Y. Molina c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313
D. Descalso 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
R. Furcal ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .265
A. Wainwright p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .130
    M. Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Carpenter ph-1b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
 Totals 27 3 4 3 1 1 7 2 5

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
A. Wainwright (W, 10-10) 7.0 5 1 1 3 7 0 1.22 3.90
M. Boggs (H, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.12 2.20
J. Motte (S, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.96 2.62

The Positives

  • Jon Jay had his fourth consecutive multi-hit game in a two hit effort. He had a single and his tenth double of the season. He also scored a run and stole two bases. Jay now has thirteen steals on the season.
  • Carlos Beltran hit his 27th home run  and, with two RBIs, now has a league-leading 80 RBIs.
  • Adam Wainwright only allowed one earned run off five hits and three walks through seven innings.
  • Mitchell Boggs and Jason Motte combined for two scoreless innings to close the game out. Boggs was perfect in his frame, while Motte only allowed one walk to pick up his 25th save.

Justin’s Jeers

Three Stars

3) Adam Wainwright – Waino got the team back on track after two losing efforts.

2) Jon Jay – Jay has been on fire all week and continues to pick up hits.

1) Carlos Beltran – Beltran really stuck it to his old team with a two-run home run.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA Diff Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 66 46 0.589 36-20 30-26 478 414 64 Lost 5 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 48 0.568 2.5 35-18 28-30 459 427 32 Lost 1 5-5
St Louis Cardinals 61 51 0.545 5 34-23 27-28 551 450 101 Won 1 7-3
Milwaukee Brewers 51 59 0.464 14 33-26 18-33 499 506 -7 Won 3 6-4
Chicago Cubs 43 66 0.400 21 28-24 16-42 404 488 -84 Won 1 2-8
Houston Astros 36 77 0.319 30.5 25-31 11-46 424 574 -150 Lost 5 1-9

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