August 14, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay (19) dives but cannot catch a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew (not pictured) during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Kelly holds the DBacks in check while offense powers up


The Cardinals took the first game of a three game set with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night thanks to solid pitching by Joe Kelly and the offense putting on a power show.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 2
St Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 3 X 8 9 0
WP J. Kelly (3-5)
LP I. Kennedy (10-10)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Jay cf 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 .315
A. Craig 1b 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .303
    F. Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Holliday lf 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 .315
C. Beltran rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 .281
D. Freese 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .298
Y. Molina c 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .312
    T. Cruz c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
S. Schumaker 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314
R. Furcal ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
J. Kelly p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
    E. Mujica p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
    M. Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Carpenter ph-1b 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .316
 Totals 33 8 9 7 2 4 6 0 14

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Kelly (W, 3-5) 6.1 6 2 2 2 6 1 1.43 3.41
E. Mujica (H, 17) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.10 3.83
M. Boggs (H, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.08 2.25
F. Salas 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.48 4.43

The Positives

  • Jon Jay had yet another multi-hit game. He hit a single and his fourth home run of the season.
  • Allen Craig hit his 25th double of the season and a single.
  • Matt Holliday hit his 23rd home run to drive in two runs.
  • Skip Schumaker picked up two singles and scored two runs.
  • Rafael Furcal hit his second triple and scored a run.
  • Joe Kelly lasted six and a third innings and only gave up two earned runs. He gave up six hits and walked two.
  • Edward Mujica, Mitchell Boggs, and Fernando Salas combined for two and two thirds scoreless innings. The only blemish was a hit given up by Mujica.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Carlos Beltran, David Freese, and Yadier Molina were all held hitless by Ian Kennedy and the Dbacks bullpen.
  • The Cardinals found out before the game that Matt Adams will miss the rest of the season following surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow. Adams was a surefire September Call-up candidate.

Three Stars

3) Allen Craig – Craig drove in a run and scored another in a two-hit effort.

2) Matt Holliday – Holliday belted a two-run blast.

1) Jon Jay – Jay continue his hot streak with a single, a home run, two RBIs, and a walk.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 70 46 0.603 0 37-20 33-26 498 424 67 49 Won 4 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 52 0.552 6 36-22 28-30 482 462 60 56 Lost 2 4-6
St Louis Cardinals 63 53 0.543 7 35-23 28-30 571 464 70 46 Won 1 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers 52 63 0.452 17.5 33-26 19-37 524 536 56 59 Lost 2 4-6
Chicago Cubs 45 70 0.391 24.5 29-28 16-42 422 516 46 69 Lost 1 2-8
Houston Astros 39 79 0.331 32 27-32 12-47 448 595 43 75 Won 1 3-7

 

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