Daily Rant: Cardinals complete sweep with 13-5 drubbing


The Cardinals took to Houston with the offensive fury that the numbers show they are capable of on Thursday night. They decimated the Astros to earn a season sweep and take some much-needed momentum into their three game showdown with the division leading Reds.

Box Score

Houston Astros1201100005111
St Louis Cardinals00035104X13172
WPJ. Westbrook (13-9)
LPD. Keuchel (1-6)
J. Jay cf432000000.316
A. Craig 1b523300000.313
M. Holliday lf512400001.303
    M. Carpenter rf000000000.302
C. Beltran rf410001103.276
    M. Rzepczynski p000000000.000
Y. Molina c312101000.324
    T. Cruz ph-c101000000.232
D. Freese 3b413411001.298
D. Descalso 2b300000202.225
    E. Mujica p000000000.000
    F. Salas p000000000.000
    S. Robinson ph-lf211000103.262
R. Furcal ss422100100.269
J. Westbrook p100000100.133
    R. Jackson ph111000000.167
    B. Browning p000000000.000
    S. Schumaker 2b200000101.300
J. Westbrook (W, 13-9)5.07552101.303.67
B. Browning (H, 4)0.11001101.295.12
E. Mujica (H, 20)1.20000301.053.47
F. Salas1.01000101.414.11
M. Rzepczynski1.02000101.414.76

The Positives

Three Stars

I’m not going to force myself to find complaints in a landslide victory over a AA team so let’s jump right to the stars.

3) Allen Craig – Craig drove in three runs in a three hit performance.

2) Matt Holliday – Holliday only picked up two hits, but drove in four runs.

1) David Freese – Freese led the way with three hits, including a huge home run.


Cincinnati Reds76500.603041-2235-28548474725430
St Louis Cardinals68560.548740-2628-30610487764831
Pittsburgh Pirates67570.540837-2330-34515500646030
Milwaukee Brewers57660.46317.538-2819-38563570616221
Chicago Cubs47760.38227.530-2817-48457559497411
Houston Astros39860.31236.527-3512-5146364942831

Wild CardWLPctGBHomeRoadRSRApWpLMagic#
Atlanta Braves71540.568036-2935-25572490725335
St Louis Cardinals68560.548040-2628-30610487764838
Pittsburgh Pirates67570.540137-2330-34515500646038
Los Angeles Dodgers67580.5361.533-2834-30497466675838
Arizona Diamondbacks64610.5124.533-2831-33567524675835