Daily Rant: Cardinals take first game with blowout victory
The Cardinals traveled to Kauffman Stadium to take on the Royals in the first game of a three game series last night. After a huge second inning, the Cardinals jumped out to a commanding lead and held on for the 11-4 win. Find out who did well after the jump.
|WP: J. Kelly (1-0)|
LP: V. Mazzaro (3-2)
|R. Furcal ss||3||2||1||0||0||2||1||0||3||.289|
|D. Descalso 2b||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.245|
|J. Jay cf||5||2||1||0||0||0||2||0||3||.336|
|M. Holliday lf||5||1||3||0||0||1||1||0||3||.288|
|C. Beltran dh||5||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||3||.309|
|Y. Molina c||5||1||2||1||0||0||0||1||1||.319|
|D. Freese 3b||4||1||3||2||0||1||0||1||0||.276|
|M. Carpenter 1b||4||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||.296|
|T. Greene 2b-ss||5||0||1||2||0||0||1||0||4||.228|
|S. Schumaker rf||3||0||1||1||0||1||2||0||3||.305|
|S. Robinson ph-rf||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.254|
|J. Kelly (W, 1-0)||6.0||9||3||3||0||1||1||1.63||3.52|
- Rafael Furcal hit a single and scored two runs for the Cardinals. His average is not sitting a .289.
- Jon Jay hit a single in his first game back from injury and also scored two runs. He also made a lot of great plays in the field.
- Matt Holliday had a three hit night and scored a run.
- Carlos Beltran hit two doubles which drove in four runs. He also scored two runs himself.
- Yadier Molina had a two hit night, scored a run, and drove in another. He also stole his seventh base.
- David Freese had three hits, two RBIs, and a run. He also stole his first base of the season.
- Matt Carpenter had a single and a double in his first game back from injury. He scored two runs and drove in another.
- Tyler Greene hit a double to drive in two runs.
- Skip Schumaker rounded things out for the Cardinals, as every starter had a hit. Schumaker’s double drove in a run.
- Joe Kelly pitched a quality start. He gave up three through six innings and gave up nine hits. His only real mistake was the home run given up to Salvador Perez.
- Sam Freeman and Eduardo Sanchez combined for two scoreless innings. The only blemish was a walk allowed by Freeman.
- Offensively, the Cardinals didn’t give much to complain about, but, as usual, they left a ton of men stranded. 21 base runners were left on base, with Tyler Greene leading the way with four runners left on.
- Fernando Salas gave up an earned run on two hits and a walk.
3) Tyler Greene – Greene had a two RBI double to blow the game out for the Cardinals
2) David Freese – Freese had a three hit night and drove in two runs.
1) Carlos Beltran – Beltran’s four RBI night led the way for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals take on the Royals in game two today at 1:10. Adam Wainwright takes the mound for the Cardinals against Luis Mendoza. Wainwright is 5-7 with a 4.46 ERA, while Mendoza is 2-3 with a 4.69 ERA.