Daily Rant: Cardinals dominated by San Francisco


The Cardinals wasted another opportunity to gain ground on Cincinnati as they fell 15-0 to the Giants. Joe Kelly was on his way to another quality start until he fell apart in the sixth inning and the offense couldn’t muster any support.

Box Score

San Francisco Giants10100504415150
St Louis Cardinals000000000042
WPR. Vogelsong (10-5)
LPJ. Kelly (2-5)
J. Jay cf402000000.303
M. Carpenter 1b302001001.299
M. Holliday lf200001001.321
    S. Robinson lf000001000.256
C. Beltran rf300001003.284
D. Freese 3b400000104.308
Y. Molina c300000001.316
    B. Fuentes p000000000.000
    M. Boggs p000000000.000
    M. Rzepczynski p000000000.000
    S. Schumaker ph100000002.312
D. Descalso ss300000001.241
T. Greene 2b300000200.218
J. Kelly p100000100.158
    B. Browning p100000000.000
    T. Cruz c100000000.215
J. Kelly (L, 2-5)5.09741301.443.47
B. Browning2.01001000.913.14
B. Fuentes1.03443102.209.00
M. Boggs0.12442011.152.25
M. Rzepczynski0.20000001.374.58

The Positives

  • Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter each picked up two hits. One of Carpenter’s was his fifth triple. Unfortunately, their four hits were the only four hits of the night.
  • Barrett Browning pitched two scoreless innings, but he was sandwiched by Kelly’s poor sixth inning and Brian Fuentes and Mitchell Boggs.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Everyone but Jay and Carpenter were held hitless. The Cardinals really struggled against Ryan Vogelsong.
  • Joe Kelly was cruising towards another quality start until things fell apart. His biggest nemesis was Tyler Greene, who committed a costly fielding error.
  • Brian Fuentes was looking good as a Cardinal until Wednesday night when he gave up four earned runs, three hits, and three walks in an inning of work.
  • Mitchell Boggs followed that up with a two hits, two walks, and four earned runs in one third of an inning.

Three Stars

3) Barrett Browning – Browning was the only pitcher that could get things going against the Giants.

2) Jon Jay – Jay has absolutely been on fire for the past few games. He had another multi-hit game.

1) Matt Carpenter – Carpenter also had a multi-hit game and hit a triple.