Daily Rant: Cardinals can’t return from Lynn’s early struggles


The Cardinals dropped a close game to the Giants on Tuesday night. Lance Lynn gave up a three run home run in the first inning and the offense never really caught up, eventually losing the game 4-2.

Box Score

San Francisco Giants3000010004110
St Louis Cardinals0010100002100
WPB. Zito (9-8)
LPL. Lynn (13-5)
SVJ. Affeldt (3)
S. Schumaker 2b400000100.314
    D. Descalso ph100000100.244
A. Craig 1b322221100.298
M. Holliday lf401000001.323
C. Beltran rf401000100.286
D. Freese 3b401000102.311
Y. Molina c402000001.319
J. Jay cf402000001.300
R. Furcal ss401000004.267
L. Lynn p200000100.079
    F. Salas p000000000.000
    S. Robinson ph100000000.256
    B. Browning p000000000.000
    M. Rzepczynski p000000000.000
    M. Carpenter ph100000001.293
L. Lynn (L, 13-5)6.08443611.293.52
F. Salas1.02000001.524.65
B. Browning1.01000000.893.65
M. Rzepczynski1.00000001.394.66

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

  • Lance Lynn struggled early and never recovered. He pitched six innings and gave up four earned runs, eight hits, and three walks.
  • Skip Schumaker was held hitless.
  • The Cardinals stranded ten base runners. If any three of those cross the plate, the Cardinals take the game.

Three Stars

3) Yadier Molina – Molina picked up two hits, but couldn’t cross home plate.

2) Jon Jay – Jay had his third consecutive multi-hit game.

1) Allen Craig – Craig belted two home runs in this losing effort.


Cincinnati Reds66450.59536-2030-2547340667Lost 45-5
Pittsburgh Pirates62470.569334-1728-3044941534Lost 15-5
St Louis Cardinals60500.5455.533-2227-28548434114Lost 16-4
Milwaukee Brewers51590.46414.533-2618-33496504-8Won 36-4
Chicago Cubs43650.39821.527-2416-41399483-84Lost 73-7
Houston Astros36750.3243025-2911-46421565-144Lost 32-8