August 21, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese (23) connects for a base hit against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals complete sweep with 13-5 drubbing


The Cardinals took to Houston with the offensive fury that the numbers show they are capable of on Thursday night. They decimated the Astros to earn a season sweep and take some much-needed momentum into their three game showdown with the division leading Reds.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston Astros 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 11 1
St Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 4 X 13 17 2
WP J. Westbrook (13-9)
LP D. Keuchel (1-6)
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Jay cf 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
A. Craig 1b 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .313
M. Holliday lf 5 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 .303
    M. Carpenter rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302
C. Beltran rf 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .276
    M. Rzepczynski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Y. Molina c 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .324
    T. Cruz ph-c 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
D. Freese 3b 4 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 .298
D. Descalso 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .225
    E. Mujica p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    F. Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Robinson ph-lf 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .262
R. Furcal ss 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .269
J. Westbrook p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .133
    R. Jackson ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    B. Browning p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Schumaker 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .300
 Totals 39 13 17 13 1 3 7 0 11

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Westbrook (W, 13-9) 5.0 7 5 5 2 1 0 1.30 3.67
B. Browning (H, 4) 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.29 5.12
E. Mujica (H, 20) 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.05 3.47
F. Salas 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.41 4.11
M. Rzepczynski 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.41 4.76

The Positives

Three Stars
I’m not going to force myself to find complaints in a landslide victory over a AA team so let’s jump right to the stars.
3) Allen Craig – Craig drove in three runs in a three hit performance.
2) Matt Holliday – Holliday only picked up two hits, but drove in four runs.
1) David Freese – Freese led the way with three hits, including a huge home run.
Standings
Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Magic#
Cincinnati Reds 76 50 0.603 0 41-22 35-28 548 474 72 54 30
St Louis Cardinals 68 56 0.548 7 40-26 28-30 610 487 76 48 31
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 57 0.540 8 37-23 30-34 515 500 64 60 30
Milwaukee Brewers 57 66 0.463 17.5 38-28 19-38 563 570 61 62 21
Chicago Cubs 47 76 0.382 27.5 30-28 17-48 457 559 49 74 11
Houston Astros 39 86 0.312 36.5 27-35 12-51 463 649 42 83 1












Wild Card W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Magic#
Atlanta Braves 71 54 0.568 0 36-29 35-25 572 490 72 53 35
St Louis Cardinals 68 56 0.548 0 40-26 28-30 610 487 76 48 38
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 57 0.540 1 37-23 30-34 515 500 64 60 38
Los Angeles Dodgers 67 58 0.536 1.5 33-28 34-30 497 466 67 58 38
Arizona Diamondbacks 64 61 0.512 4.5 33-28 31-33 567 524 67 58 35

 

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