St. Louis Cardinals crush Philadelphia Phillies in 11-3 route


It was a great day to be a St. Louis Cardinals fan last night as they crushed the Philadelphia Phillies with a 11-3 victory.
Jul 24, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Brock Peterson (41) hits a one run single for his first major league hit during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Philadelphia 11-3. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Jake Westbrook started for the Cardinals and moves to 7-4 on the season. Westbrook pitched 7 innings in the win. He allowed 9 hits, 3 runs, and struck out 2 batters.

Kevin Siegrist came out of the bullpen to pitch the 8th inning and allowed just one walk. Carlos Martinez pitched a flawless 9th inning.

This morning, the Cards announced that Martinez would be sent down to Memphis (AAA) as they have recalled left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the AAA club. Scrabble was sent down on April 29th following nine appearances with the Cardinals. In 32 games with Memphis, he is 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA. In 44 innings, he has walked 18, struck out 31 batters, and allowed only one home run. Left-handed hitters are batting .185 against him.

The Cards put 2 runs up in the 2nd inning when Matt Adams had a 2-RBI single that scored Allen Craig and Yadier Molina.

In the 3rd inning, Matt Carpenter added to MLB lead in runs when he scored on Molina’s fly ball single to right field. With Miguel Cabrera out day to day for the Detroit Tigers, Carpenter can further extend his lead.

In the 4th inning, Westbrook helped himself and scored on Carpenter’s single. While Carpenter was batting, Westbrook stole second base.

Back to back doubles in the 5th inning led to a few runs scored. Craig scored on David Freese‘s double and Freese scored on Adams’ double. Shane Robinson had a 3-RBI triple that scored Adams, Pete Kozma, and Carpenter.

Brock Peterson had his first career MLB hit in the 8th inning and drove in Molina. Pete Kozma singled and drove in Tony Cruz.