Daily Rant: Cardinals can’t come through in extra innings


The Cardinals went into Philadelphia last night with a 1-1 series tie but couldn’t get a run in extra inning baseball. After a strong offensive showing, the Redbirds walked away with an 8-7 loss.

Box Score

St Louis Cardinals112000030007141
Philadelphia Phillies30010003001873
WPJ. Horst (1-0)
LPB. Browning (0-2)
J. Jay cf533201101.312
M. Carpenter 3b604300102.312
M. Holliday lf610000104.315
C. Beltran rf601100202.284
A. Craig 1b502001101.301
D. Descalso 2b501001102.233
T. Cruz c512000004.226
R. Furcal ss411000101.263
L. Lynn p100000001.077
    S. Schumaker ph100000000.310
    F. Salas p000000000.000
    E. Mujica p000000000.000
    D. Freese ph010001000.300
    M. Rzepczynski p000000000.000
    M. Boggs p000000000.000
    S. Robinson ph100000100.254
    B. Browning p000000000.000
L. Lynn5.04442211.293.65
F. Salas1.00001101.514.54
E. Mujica1.00000101.093.89
M. Rzepczynski0.00222001.415.02
M. Boggs (BS, 3)2.01110111.102.29
B. Browning (L, 0-2)1.22111001.064.24

The Positives

  • Jon Jay picked up three hits including his eleventh double. He drove in two runs and scored three himself. He now has multi-hit games in five of his last seven starts.
  • Matt Carpenter went 4-6 with three singles and his 14th double. He led the team with three RBIs.
  • Carlos Beltran hit his 20th double of the season and drove in his 83rd run.
  • Allen Craig hit two singles to get his average back over .300
  • Daniel Descalso hit a single and drew a walk.
  • Tony Cruz hit a single and his seventh double. He scored a run, but left the most men on base.
  • Rafael Furcal hit a single and scored a run.
  • Fernando Salas and Edward Mujica each pitched scoreless innings.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Lance Lynn did not have his best stuff. He gave up four earned runs through five innings. He only gave up four hits, but one was a costly home run.
  • Marc Rzepczynski, Mitchell Boggs, and Barrett Browning gave up five runs through three and two thirds innings.
  • Matt Holliday was held hitless and left four men on base.

Three Stars

3) Allen Craig – Craig had a two hit night and drew a walk.

2) Matt Carpenter – Carpenter’s four hit night led the way for the Cardinals. He drove in almost half the runs himself.

1) Jon Jay – Jay did it all in a three hit night. He has solidified himself as a top of the order hitter.


Cincinnati Reds69460.600036-2033-264954246649Won 35-5
Pittsburgh Pirates64500.5614.536-2028-304784466153Won 14-6
St Louis Cardinals62530.539734-2328-305364626649Lost 16-4
Milwaukee Brewers52610.4641633-2619-355125195657Won 15-5
Chicago Cubs44690.4002428-2716-424145054568Lost 31-9
Houston Astros38780.31931.527-3211-464375874175Lost 13-7