Daily Rant: Cardinals can’t control late inning onslaught


The Cardinals dropped a game to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night thanks to some late inning crooked numbers put up by the Rockies. The game was looking like a pitching duel until the Rockies busted the game open in the seventh inning. More details follow after the jump.

Box Score

St Louis Cardinals000002000250
Colorado Rockies00010133X8131
WPR. Brothers (6-2)
LPF. Salas (1-4
S. Schumaker 2b411000002.321
J. Jay cf412100011.287
M. Holliday lf300001101.322
C. Beltran rf401100101.285
D. Freese 3b300000100.313
L. Berkman 1b400000003.267
D. Descalso ss400000200.235
T. Cruz c301000000.218
L. Lynn p100000100.083
    A. Craig ph100000001.295
    F. Salas p000000000.000
    B. Browning p000000000.000
    B. Fuentes p000000000.000
L. Lynn6.07224401.273.40
F. Salas (L, 1-4)0.13330011.554.89
B. Browning1.02220000.914.09
B. Fuentes0.21110011.673.00

The Positives

  • Skip Schumaker hit a single and scored one of the Cardinals two runs from the leadoff spot.
  • Jon Jay hit two singles, scored the other run, drove in a run of his own, and stole his eleventh base of the season.
  • Carlos Beltran hit an RBI double. The double was his 16th of the year.
  • Tony Cruz hit his sixth double of the season filling in for a sore Yadier Molina.
  • Lance Lynn had a solid, if unspectacular outing. He only allowed two earned runs through six innings, but gave up seven hits and four walks.

Justin’s Jeers

Three Stars

3) Lance Lynn – Lynn did what he could, but got no run support to back up a solid outing.

2) Carlos Beltran – Beltran drove in a run, but recorded one of only five hits for the Cardinals.

1) Jon Jay – Jon Jay was the only noteworthy offensive player for the Cardinals, which says something.


Cincinnati Reds64410.61034-1930-2245938772Won 39-1
Pittsburgh Pirates60440.5773.533-1627-2843139536Won 26-4
St Louis Cardinals56490.533829-2127-2852042496Lost 16-4
Milwaukee Brewers48560.46215.530-2618-304834821Won 34-6
Chicago Cubs43600.4172027-2416-36387458-71Lost 25-5
Houston Astros35710.33029.525-2710-44410545-135Lost 31-9