Daily Rant: Cardinals hold off ninth inning rally


The Cardinals rallied back from a loss on Friday night to hold off the Pirates in the ninth inning and pick up a key victory and earn a game in the standings.

Box Score

Pittsburgh Pirates001020001480
St Louis Cardinals10022000X5111
WPB. Browning (1-2)
LPE. Bedard (7-13)
SVJ. Motte (28)
R. Furcal ss522000003.269
M. Carpenter rf-1b401100001.311
M. Holliday lf401000202.306
A. Craig 1b412000001.305
    M. Boggs p000000000.000
    D. Descalso 2b000000000.230
D. Freese 3b210002002.300
Y. Molina c413200000.317
S. Robinson cf-rf402200102.257
R. Jackson 2b200001001.000
    C. Beltran ph100000102.278
    J. Motte p000000000.000
L. Lynn p200000201.073
    B. Browning p000000000.000
    T. Rosenthal p000000000.000
    S. Schumaker ph100000000.312
    E. Mujica p000000000.000
    J. Jay cf000000000.304
L. Lynn4.14333801.303.73
B. Browning (W, 1-2)1.00000201.004.00
T. Rosenthal (H, 1)0.20000101.293.86
E. Mujica (H, 19)1.01000001.073.66
M. Boggs (H, 23)1.02000201.052.13
J. Motte (S, 28)1.01100100.972.79

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

  • Lance Lynn had a very subpar outing. He struck out eight through four and a third innings, but also gave up four hits, three walks, and three earned runs.
  • David Freese and Ryan Jackson were held hitless.
  • Ryan Jackson started at second base again. There’s no reason that he shouldn’t be starting at shortstop.

Three Stars

3) Rafael Furcal – Furcal scored two runs in a two hit night.

2) Shane Robinson – Robinson drove in two runs with two hits.

1) Yadier Molina – Molina had a great return to the lineup with a three hit, two RBI night.


Cincinnati Reds73480.603040-2233-265274487051Lost 136
Pittsburgh Pirates66540.5506.537-2329-315014836258Lost 136
St Louis Cardinals65550.5427.537-2528-305834747248Won 135
Milwaukee Brewers54650.4541835-2719-385465535960Lost 125
Chicago Cubs47720.3952530-2817-444445374871Won 118
Houston Astros39820.3223427-3412-484556174378Lost 38

Wild CardWLPctGBHomeRoadRSRApWpLStreakMagic#
Atlanta Braves70500.583036-2834-225604707050Lost 138
Pittsburgh Pirates66540.550037-2328-315014836258Lost 142
Los Angeles Dodgers66550.5450.533-2533-304864526556Won 142
St Louis Cardinals65550.542137-2528-305834747248Won 142
Arizona Diamondbacks61590.508531-2630-335455036555Won 338