Daily Rant: Cardinals earn series split with late inning win


The Cardinals and Dodgers infused a little drama into their game last night with some extra inning baseball. After going stroke for stroke offensively during the first nine innings, the Cardinals upended the Dodgers in the 11th. More details follow after the jump.

Box Score

Los Angeles Dodgers010001000281
St Louis Cardinals010010001360
WPF. Salas (1-3)
LPJ. Wright (4-3)
R. Furcal ss501101101.277
J. Jay cf400001200.301
M. Holliday lf401001103.317
C. Beltran rf500000202.287
A. Craig 1b410001102.296
Y. Molina c501000101.303
D. Freese 3b412000001.308
    T. Greene pr000000000.214
    F. Salas p000000000.000
    L. Berkman ph000001000.281
    J. Kelly pr010000000.154
S. Schumaker 2b300002101.308
K. Lohse p100100100.098
    M. Boggs p000000000.000
    D. Descalso ph000000000.235
    J. Motte p000000000.000
    M. Carpenter ph-3b201000101.278
K. Lohse7.07220401.092.71
M. Boggs1.00000101.071.76
J. Motte2.01000100.952.72
F. Salas (W, 1-3)2.00001301.494.38

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

Three Stars

3) David Freese – Freese’s two hits led the way offensively for the Cardinals.

2) Rafael Furcal – Furcal had the biggest hit of the night with a game-winning single

1) Kyle Lohse – Without Lohse’s performance, the Cardinals don’t make it to the extra innings with their stagnant bats.


Cincinnati Reds58400.59231-1827-2241335360Won 78-2
Pittsburgh Pirates55420.5672.533-1622-2639435737Won 16-4
St Louis Cardinals52460.531628-2124-2547838791Won 26-4
Milwaukee Brewers44530.45413.526-2318-30433447-14Lost 63-7
Chicago Cubs40570.41217.524-2116-36356428-72Lost 15-5
Houston Astros34650.34324.524-2410-41378494-116Lost 91-9

Today’s Game

The Cardinals take on the Dodgers in the fourth game of their four game set today at 12:45. The Cardinals have already secured a series tie, but are looking for a win today. The surprisingly resurgent Chris Capuano starts for the Dodgers against Jake Westbrook. Capuano is 10-5 with a 2.81 ERA. He has five wins in fourteen career starts against St Louis and a 5.33 ERA to match. Westbrook is 8-8 with a 3.60 ERA and has only one career start against the Dodgers.