It was a great day to be a St. Louis Cardinals fan last night as they crushed the Philadelphia Phillies with a 11-3 victory.
Jake Westbrook started for the Cardinals and moves to 7-4 on the season. Westbrook pitched 7 innings in the win. He allowed 9 hits, 3 runs, and struck out 2 batters.
This morning, the Cards announced that Martinez would be sent down to Memphis (AAA) as they have recalled left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the AAA club. Scrabble was sent down on April 29th following nine appearances with the Cardinals. In 32 games with Memphis, he is 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA. In 44 innings, he has walked 18, struck out 31 batters, and allowed only one home run. Left-handed hitters are batting .185 against him.
In the 3rd inning, Matt Carpenter added to MLB lead in runs when he scored on Molina’s fly ball single to right field. With Miguel Cabrera out day to day for the Detroit Tigers, Carpenter can further extend his lead.
In the 4th inning, Westbrook helped himself and scored on Carpenter’s single. While Carpenter was batting, Westbrook stole second base.
Back to back doubles in the 5th inning led to a few runs scored. Craig scored on David Freese‘s double and Freese scored on Adams’ double. Shane Robinson had a 3-RBI triple that scored Adams, Pete Kozma, and Carpenter.