Daily Rant: Tyler Colvin powers Rockies past Cardinals


The offense came early in this one as Matt Holliday‘s first inning home run was answered by Tyler Colvin‘s third inning blast. The teams stayed at a 3-2 score until the end of the game. Find out more after the jump.

Box Score

St Louis200000000291
WPJ. Francis (2-1)
LPJ. Kelly (1-1)
SVR. Betancourt (13)
R. Furcal ss501000001.275
J. Jay cf412001102.326
M. Holliday lf412210002.313
C. Beltran rf300001000.304
A. Craig 1b400000003.314
Y. Molina c401000110.309
D. Freese 3b401000101.286
    S. Robinson pr000000000.252
T. Greene 2b201000000.229
    M. Carpenter ph100000100.289
    F. Salas p000000000.000
    S. Schumaker ph100000000.283
J. Kelly p200000101.143
    B. Browning p000000000.000
    D. Descalso ph-2b101001000.227
J. Kelly (L, 1-1)6.05324511.503.29
B. Browning1.00000100.000.00
F. Salas2.00001301.765.60

The Positives

  • Rafael Furcal, Yadier Molina, David Freese, and Tyler Greene picked up singles, but none scored runs. Yadi stole his eighth base of the season.
  • Jon Jay had a two hit night and scored a run on Matt Holliday’s homer. Jay’s average sits at .326
  • Matt Holliday hit his fourteenth home run of the season to pick up his 52nd and 53rd RBIs.
  • Joe Kelly pitched his third straight quality start, but it was ruined by Tyler Colvin’s three run blast. Kelly allowed nine base runners in six innings, but struck out five.
  • Barrett Browning and Fernando Salas combined for three innings of scoreless work. Browning hasn’t given up a run since being called up.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig were held hitless. Beltran did reach base on a walk though.
  • The Cardinals stranded ten base runners. Craig led the way with ten runners left on.
  • The Cardinals found out before the game that they would be without Chris Carpenter for the rest of the season. This puts a lot of pressure on Mo to find a solution at the trading deadline.

Three Stars

3) Joe Kelly – Kelly did what he could to keep a light-hitting Cardinals team in the game. If not for the three-run shot, we’d be talking about a 2-0 win

2) Jon Jay – Two hits included a single that got him on base for Holliday’s run.

1) Matt Holliday – Holliday hit a two run home run that gave the Cardinals the lead, but it didn’t hold up.


 Cincinnati Reds4436.55023-1621-20340303+37Lost 15-5
 Pittsburgh Pirates4436.55025-1319-23316300+16Won 26-4
 St. Louis Cardinals4239.5192.519-1923-20406344+62Lost 16-4
 Milwaukee Brewers3842.4756.022-1916-23363372–9Won 45-5
 Houston Astros3249.39512.523-199-30330393–63Lost 63-7
 Chicago Cubs3050.37514.019-2011-30293368–75Lost 16-4

Today’s Game

The Cardinals celebrate Independence Day with a 6:15 game against the Rockies at Busch Stadium. The series is tied up at a game a piece and the pitching matchup is between Adam Wainwright and Jeremy Guthrie. Wainwright has a 6-8 record and a 4.75 ERA. Wainwright had a three start quality start stretch going that was broken up by his last outing against Pittsburgh in which he gave up seven runs in five innings. In his career versus Colorado, Wainwright is 3-1 in four starts with a 1.44 ERA. Guthrie is a player the Cardinals had interest in in the offseason before he was traded to the Rockies for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom. For the Rockies, Guthrie is 3-7 with a 6.56 ERA and hasn’t pitched past the fifth inning since May 31.