After dropping the first game to the Phillies, the Cardinals rallied back to win game two of the three game set. Matt Holliday led the way offensively and the team got a solid start from Jake Westbrook.
|St Louis Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||1||0||4||10||1|
|WP||J. Westbrook (12-8)|
|LP||C. Lee (2-7)|
|SV||J. Motte (26)|
|J. Jay cf||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.306|
|A. Craig 1b||5||2||3||0||0||0||2||0||1||.299|
|M. Holliday lf||5||1||3||3||1||0||1||0||1||.319|
|J. Motte p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|C. Beltran rf||4||0||1||1||0||0||2||0||2||.286|
|D. Freese 3b||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3||.300|
|Y. Molina c||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.315|
|R. Furcal ss||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||2||.263|
|R. Jackson 2b||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|D. Descalso ph-2b||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||.234|
|J. Westbrook p||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||.143|
|M. Rzepczynski p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|M. Carpenter ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.300|
|S. Robinson lf||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.256|
- Jon Jay hit a single and scored one of the Cardinals runs.
- Allen Craig had three hits including two doubles. He now has 24 doubles on the season. Craig scored two of the Cardinals four runs.
- Matt Holliday also picked up three hits including his 22nd home run. He drove in three runs with his blast.
- Carlos Beltran hit a single and drove in a run.
- Yadier Molina had two hits including his 22nd double.
- Jake Westbrook pitched seven and two thirds innings and only gave up one earned run. He gave up four hits and two walks.
- Marc Rzepczynski and Jason Motte pitched a perfect inning and a third to close the game out. Motte struck out two to earn his 26th save.
- David Freese, Rafael Furcal, and Ryan Jackson were held hitless.
- Jackson got his first start as a Cardinal but was placed at second base. I am not a fan of the Cardinals mantra of switching players position upon call-up. Playing Jackson at second when he is a natural shortstop does not set him up for success.
3) Jake Westbrook – The Cardinals probably don’t win without Westbrook’s quality start.
2) Allen Craig- Craig had a three hit night and scored half of the Cardinals runs.
1) Matt Holliday – Holliday had three hits and a three-run home run to lead the way for the Cardinals.