Rockies spoil Cardinals, win 8-2


The Colorado Rockies seeked revenge against the Cardinals and won 8-2 after superb pitching from Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright this weekend. It just wasn’t the Cardinals day.
May 12, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Jorge De La Rosa (4-3) had a no-hitter going against the Cardinals through the bottom of the 7th inning when third baseman David Freese singled on a grounder to right after it was deflected off the pitcher.

The only runs for the Cardinals came in the 9th inning but the damage had already been done. The Rockies scored three runs in the third, two in the 6th, and three in the eighth inning.

Jaime Garcia (4-2) allowed 8 hits, 5 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 7. All 5 runs were scored as a result of home runs by Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon. While Cardinals fans applauded Blackmon’s home run, it was not his first career home run. That came in the 2011 season against the Kansas City Royals after he made his major league debut.

Yadier Molina‘s 12-game hitting streak came to an end. He went 0 for 3 at the plate and was replaced by Tony Cruz.

There’s not much to say, otherwise, about the offensive performance by the team as to put it simply, it just really did not exist today.

The Cardinals take on the New York Mets this week in a four game series. Thankfully, Matt Harvey‘s spot in their rotation is avoided.