The Cardinals took on Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies last night and the results weren’t pretty. The Cardinals bats were stymied by a sharp Kendrick. Kendrick has been an enigma for the Phillies, constantly bouncing between relevant pitcher and replacement player. The Cardinals made him look like the latter. Were there any positives? Find out after the jump.
|S. Schumaker cf||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.303|
|T. Greene ss||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||.240|
|M. Holliday lf||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.261|
|C. Beltran rf||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.291|
|D. Freese 3b||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.273|
|M. Adams 1b||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.320|
|T. Cruz c||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.121|
|D. Descalso 2b||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.215|
|J. Garcia p||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.261|
|A. Chambers ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.200|
|E. Sanchez p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|S. Robinson ph||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.261|
|C. Fick p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
- Not a lot to rave about in a shutout. The Cardinals didn’t get dominated by Kendrick, but they couldn’t get timely hits with runners on. Twelve runners were left on base
- Schumaker, Greene, Beltran, Adams, and Robinson picked up hits.
- Freese had two hits.
- That’s it.
- Holliday, Cruz, and Descalso were held hitless.
- As stated, twelve men were left on base. With seven hits, the Cardinals were getting on base; they just couldn’t hit with runners on.
- Jaime did not pitch well. Through six innings, he gave up four earned runs to eight baserunners.
1) David Freese – Freese had two hits, but very little support around him.
With a series loss already wrapped up, the Cardinals go into today’s game hoping to avoid getting swept and losing anymore ground to the Cincinnati Reds. The makings for a solid pitching matchup are there as two time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay brings his 4-4 record in to Busch Stadium to take on 3-5 Adam Wainwright. Halladay has one career start in Busch Stadium. He took a no decision, but lasted six innings and only allowed one earned run. This season he sports a 3.58 ERA. Wainwright has been inconsistent this season and currently has a 4.78 ERA. He is coming off his best start of the season against the Padres. Game time is set for 1:15.