August 15, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) and center fielder Jon Jay (19) celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals power their way to series win over DBacks

The Cardinals made Joe Saunders pay for some costly mistakes as they two home runs off of the Arizona starter en route to a 5-2 victory.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1
St Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 X 5 8 0
WP A. Wainwright (11-10)
LP J. Saunders (6-9)
SV J. Motte (27)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Jay cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .311
A. Craig 1b 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .302
M. Holliday lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .312
C. Beltran rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .281
D. Freese 3b 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .297
D. Descalso 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
T. Cruz c 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .230
R. Furcal ss 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 .266
A. Wainwright p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .125
    S. Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
    E. Mujica p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Motte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 33 5 8 5 2 2 8 0 8

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
A. Wainwright (W, 11-10) 6.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 1.22 3.87
E. Mujica (H, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.07 3.74
M. Boggs (H, 21) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.06 2.21
J. Motte (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.92 2.52

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

  • Jon Jay and Matt Holliday were held hitless. Jay did reach base on a walk, however, and now has a 14 game on base streak.

Three Stars

3) Allen Craig – Craig’s solo shot ended up being the game winning run.

2) Rafael Furcal – Furcal picked up two hits and drove in two runs.

1) David Freese – Freese’s two run shot opened up scoring for the Cardinals.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 71 46 0.607 0 38-20 33-26 504 425 68 49 Won 5 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 53 0.547 7 36-23 28-30 485 471 60 57 Lost 3 3-7
St Louis Cardinals 64 53 0.547 7 36-23 28-30 576 466 71 46 Won 2 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers 52 64 0.448 18.5 33-26 19-38 530 543 57 59 Lost 3 4-6
Chicago Cubs 46 70 0.397 24.5 30-28 16-42 429 518 47 69 Won 1 3-7
Houston Astros 39 80 0.328 33 27-32 12-48 450 602 43 76 Lost 1 3-7

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