The Cardinals kicked off a three game home set with the Pirates in poor fashion on Thursday night as they were defeated 14-5. Adam Wainwright had another very poor showing and the offense was held to two hits through the last six innings. Find out more after the jump.
|WP||K. Correia (4-6)|
|LP||A. Wainwright (6-8)|
|R. Furcal ss||3||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.280|
|J. Jay cf||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.323|
|M. Holliday lf||4||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||2||.303|
|S. Robinson rf||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.246|
|C. Beltran rf||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||.311|
|M. Rzepczynski p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|A. Craig 1b||4||2||2||3||1||0||1||0||1||.314|
|Y. Molina c||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.311|
|D. Freese 3b||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.284|
|D. Descalso 2b||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||.230|
|A. Wainwright p||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.062|
|E. Sanchez p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|S. Schumaker ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.297|
|F. Salas p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|S. Freeman p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|M. Carpenter lf||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.293|
- Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, and David Freese picked up singles. Jay scored a run, while Beltran and Freese each drove in one a piece.
- Matt Holliday had a two hit night. He hit two singles to raise his average to .303.
- Allen Craig also had a two hit night as he hit his eleventh home run of the season. He ended the night with three RBI.
- Sam Freeman pitched a scoreless inning.
- Rafael Furcal, Yadier Molina, and Daniel Descalso were held hitless. Furcal and Descalso did reach base on walks, though.
- The Cardinals stranded seven runners. Matt Holliday led the way with two.
- Adam Wainwright had an awful outing, as he gave up seven earned runs and twelve base runners through five innings. He struck out seven, but allowed two home runs.
- Eduardo Sanchez and Fernando Salas each gave up two earned runs in their innings of work. Sanchez gave up a third home run for the Cardinals pitching.
- Marc Rzepczynski pitched the ninth inning and gave up three earned runs including the fourth Pirates home run of the game.
3) Matt Holliday – A two hit night, but he didn’t push any runs across the plate.
2) Carlos Beltran – Beltran picked up another RBI to pad his All Star argument.
1) Allen Craig – Craig proved why he is vital to this team with another home run.
|Cincinnati Reds||42||34||.553||—||23-16||19-18||326||293||+33||Won 1||4-6|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||41||35||.539||1.0||23-13||18-22||286||283||+3||Won 3||6-4|
|St. Louis Cardinals||40||37||.519||2.5||17-17||23-20||387||327||+60||Lost 2||6-4|
|Milwaukee Brewers||34||42||.447||8.0||18-19||16-23||332||352||–20||Lost 1||4-6|
|Houston Astros||32||45||.416||10.5||23-19||9-26||319||368||–49||Lost 2||4-6|
|Chicago Cubs||27||49||.355||15.0||17-20||10-29||280||355||–75||Won 1||5-5|
Jeff Karstens takes the mound for the Pirates. He is 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA. Meanwhile, 10-3 Lance Lynn leads the way for the Cardinals. He is looking to rebound from one of his worst starts of the season. Currently he has a 3.23 ERA. Game time is set for 1:15