Daily Rant: Cardinals power their way to series win over DBacks


The Cardinals made Joe Saunders pay for some costly mistakes as they two home runs off of the Arizona starter en route to a 5-2 victory.

Box Score

Arizona Diamondbacks000101000251
St Louis Cardinals00021200X580
WPA. Wainwright (11-10)
LPJ. Saunders (6-9)
SVJ. Motte (27)
J. Jay cf300001100.311
A. Craig 1b411110102.302
M. Holliday lf400000200.312
C. Beltran rf411000100.281
D. Freese 3b411210100.297
D. Descalso 2b412000000.238
T. Cruz c311001001.230
R. Furcal ss402200003.266
A. Wainwright p200000201.125
    S. Robinson ph100000001.250
    E. Mujica p000000000.000
    M. Boggs p000000000.000
    J. Motte p000000000.000
A. Wainwright (W, 11-10)6.05221511.223.87
E. Mujica (H, 18)1.00000101.073.74
M. Boggs (H, 21)1.00000201.062.21
J. Motte (S, 27)1.00000100.922.52

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

  • Jon Jay and Matt Holliday were held hitless. Jay did reach base on a walk, however, and now has a 14 game on base streak.

Three Stars

3) Allen Craig – Craig’s solo shot ended up being the game winning run.

2) Rafael Furcal – Furcal picked up two hits and drove in two runs.

1) David Freese – Freese’s two run shot opened up scoring for the Cardinals.


Cincinnati Reds71460.607038-2033-265044256849Won 55-5
Pittsburgh Pirates64530.547736-2328-304854716057Lost 33-7
St Louis Cardinals64530.547736-2328-305764667146Won 26-4
Milwaukee Brewers52640.44818.533-2619-385305435759Lost 34-6
Chicago Cubs46700.39724.530-2816-424295184769Won 13-7
Houston Astros39800.3283327-3212-484506024376Lost 13-7