The St. Louis Cardinals fell 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs despite what was an otherwise quality start from starting pitcher Lance Lynn. Lynn picked up his first loss of the season and moves to 5-1 with a 2.72 ERA. He allowed 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 8.
May 7, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Image Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Allen Craig gave the Cardinals an early lead with a solo shot off of Cubs pitcher Travis Wood in the second inning. The only mistake Lance Lynn made was giving up a home run in the fourth inning to Nate Schierholtz with one runner on base.
The Cardinals had plenty of opportunities in tonight’s low-scoring game to do some major damage but it didn’t happen. In the third inning with Matt Carpenter at third and Carlos Beltran at second, Matt Holliday grounded out to short to end the inning.
In the 4th inning, bases were loaded with two outs for Lynn, who would strike out swinging.
In the 9th inning, it was a three up, three down inning–not quite what the Cardinals wanted to see.