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Daily Rant: Cardinals emerge victorious in pitcher’s duel

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The Cardinals faced the Giants with hopes of salvaging a series tie on Thursday night. Adam Wainwright and Madison Bumgarner faced off in what became a pitching showcase. The Cardinals got on the board early, though, and maintained the lead to take the victory.

Box Score

Final123456789RHE
San Francisco Giants000010000150
St Louis Cardinals200001000X40
WPA. Wainwright (10-10)
LPM. Bumgarner (12-7)
SVJ. Motte (25)
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
J. Jay cf312001020.308
A. Craig 1b310100003.294
    J. Motte p000000000.000
M. Holliday lf300000202.319
C. Beltran rf311210100.284
D. Freese 3b300000100.306
Y. Molina c300000000.313
D. Descalso 2b300000000.238
R. Furcal ss300000100.265
A. Wainwright p200000200.130
    M. Boggs p000000000.000
    M. Carpenter ph-1b101000000.303
 Totals2734311725
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
A. Wainwright (W, 10-10)7.05113701.223.90
M. Boggs (H, 19)1.00000101.122.20
J. Motte (S, 25)1.00001200.962.62

The Positives

  • Jon Jay had his fourth consecutive multi-hit game in a two hit effort. He had a single and his tenth double of the season. He also scored a run and stole two bases. Jay now has thirteen steals on the season.
  • Carlos Beltran hit his 27th home run  and, with two RBIs, now has a league-leading 80 RBIs.
  • Adam Wainwright only allowed one earned run off five hits and three walks through seven innings.
  • Mitchell Boggs and Jason Motte combined for two scoreless innings to close the game out. Boggs was perfect in his frame, while Motte only allowed one walk to pick up his 25th save.

Justin’s Jeers

Three Stars

3) Adam Wainwright – Waino got the team back on track after two losing efforts.

2) Jon Jay – Jay has been on fire all week and continues to pick up hits.

1) Carlos Beltran – Beltran really stuck it to his old team with a two-run home run.

Standings

CentralWLPctGBHomeRoadRSRADiffStreakL10
Cincinnati Reds66460.58936-2030-2647841464Lost 55-5
Pittsburgh Pirates63480.5682.535-1828-3045942732Lost 15-5
St Louis Cardinals61510.545534-2327-28551450101Won 17-3
Milwaukee Brewers51590.4641433-2618-33499506-7Won 36-4
Chicago Cubs43660.4002128-2416-42404488-84Won 12-8
Houston Astros36770.31930.525-3111-46424574-150Lost 51-9