August 12, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay (19) hits 2-RBI double in the 8th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during the game at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Cardinals, 8-7 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals can't come through in extra innings

The Cardinals went into Philadelphia last night with a 1-1 series tie but couldn’t get a run in extra inning baseball. After a strong offensive showing, the Redbirds walked away with an 8-7 loss.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
St Louis Cardinals 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 14 1
Philadelphia Phillies 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 7 3
WP J. Horst (1-0)
LP B. Browning (0-2)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Jay cf 5 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 .312
M. Carpenter 3b 6 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 2 .312
M. Holliday lf 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .315
C. Beltran rf 6 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 .284
A. Craig 1b 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .301
D. Descalso 2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .233
T. Cruz c 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .226
R. Furcal ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .263
L. Lynn p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .077
    S. Schumaker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
    F. Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Mujica p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Freese ph 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300
    M. Rzepczynski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .254
    B. Browning p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 45 7 14 6 0 4 9 0 18

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
L. Lynn 5.0 4 4 4 2 2 1 1.29 3.65
F. Salas 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.51 4.54
E. Mujica 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.09 3.89
M. Rzepczynski 0.0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1.41 5.02
M. Boggs (BS, 3) 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.10 2.29
B. Browning (L, 0-2) 1.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.06 4.24

The Positives

  • Jon Jay picked up three hits including his eleventh double. He drove in two runs and scored three himself. He now has multi-hit games in five of his last seven starts.
  • Matt Carpenter went 4-6 with three singles and his 14th double. He led the team with three RBIs.
  • Carlos Beltran hit his 20th double of the season and drove in his 83rd run.
  • Allen Craig hit two singles to get his average back over .300
  • Daniel Descalso hit a single and drew a walk.
  • Tony Cruz hit a single and his seventh double. He scored a run, but left the most men on base.
  • Rafael Furcal hit a single and scored a run.
  • Fernando Salas and Edward Mujica each pitched scoreless innings.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Lance Lynn did not have his best stuff. He gave up four earned runs through five innings. He only gave up four hits, but one was a costly home run.
  • Marc Rzepczynski, Mitchell Boggs, and Barrett Browning gave up five runs through three and two thirds innings.
  • Matt Holliday was held hitless and left four men on base.

Three Stars

3) Allen Craig – Craig had a two hit night and drew a walk.

2) Matt Carpenter – Carpenter’s four hit night led the way for the Cardinals. He drove in almost half the runs himself.

1) Jon Jay – Jay did it all in a three hit night. He has solidified himself as a top of the order hitter.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 69 46 0.600 0 36-20 33-26 495 424 66 49 Won 3 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 50 0.561 4.5 36-20 28-30 478 446 61 53 Won 1 4-6
St Louis Cardinals 62 53 0.539 7 34-23 28-30 536 462 66 49 Lost 1 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers 52 61 0.464 16 33-26 19-35 512 519 56 57 Won 1 5-5
Chicago Cubs 44 69 0.400 24 28-27 16-42 414 505 45 68 Lost 3 1-9
Houston Astros 38 78 0.319 31.5 27-32 11-46 437 587 41 75 Lost 1 3-7

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