Daily Rant: Cardinals pile it on in big win over Rockies


The Cardinals traveled to Coors Field in Colorado for a three game set and took game one convincingly. They jumped out to an early first inning lead and held on to win 11-6. More details follow after the jump.

Box Score

St Louis Cardinals41000132011152
Colorado Rockies2000030016120
WPK. Lohse (11-2)
LPJ. Francis (3-3)
D. Descalso ss310000001.239
A. Craig 1b323302000.298
M. Holliday lf522410203.320
C. Beltran rf522210001.284
D. Freese 3b512110001.318
Y. Molina c502000001.306
J. Jay cf501100013.287
S. Schumaker 2b422001001.323
K. Lohse p300000103.091
    B. Fuentes p000000000.000
    F. Salas p000000000.000
    M. Carpenter ph111000000.291
    M. Boggs p000000000.000
    J. Motte p000000000.000
K. Lohse (W, 11-2)6.09552511.122.91
B. Fuentes0.21001001.710.00
F. Salas (H, 4)0.10000101.494.23
M. Boggs1.01000001.101.61
J. Motte1.01111300.962.74

The Positives

  • Allen Craig had a perfect night, reaching base five times on three singles and two walks. He also drove in three runs and scored two of his own.
  • Matt Holliday had two hits, including his 26th double and 19th home run. He scored twice and drove in four runs.
  • Carlos Beltran hit his 24th home run and 15th double in a two hit effort. He scored twice and drove in two runs.
  • David Freese pitched in with a two hit night. He hit a solo shot which was his 15th home run of the season.
  • Yadier Molina recorded two singles.
  • Jon Jay hit an RBI single and stole his tenth base.
  • Skip Schumaker picked up two singles and scored twice.
  • Brian Fuentes, Fernando Salas, and Mitchell Boggs combined for two innings of scoreless baseball. The Cardinals also bolstered the bullpen earlier in the day with a trade for Edward Mujica. More details on the trade will be up later today.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Kyle Lohse got hit around and his ten game quality start streak came to an end. He still picked up the win, but he gave up five earned runs through six innings.
  • Jason Motte struck out the side, but gave up a run in a non-save opportunity.

Three Stars

3) Carlos Beltran – Beltran’s first inning homer set the pace for the Cardinals.

2) Allen Craig – Craig exploded with a perfect 5-5 night reaching base.

1) Matt Holliday – Holliday led the way offensively with four RBIs.


Cincinnati Reds62410.60232-1930-2244437965Won 19-1
Pittsburgh Pirates59440.573333-1626-2842339132Won 16-4
St Louis Cardinals55480.534729-2126-2750941099Won 17-3
Milwaukee Brewers47560.4561529-2618-30470488-18Won 23-7
Chicago Cubs43590.42218.527-2316-36383450-67Lost 15-5
Houston Astros35700.3332825-2710-43406532-126Lost 21-9