The St. Louis Cardinals have lost 13 of their last 17 games. Put it this way: As Drew Silva tweeted tonight, the Cardinals are 4-13 since July 25th. I don’t even know where to begin on this.
Aug 5, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) is congratulated by left fielder Matt Holliday (7) after scoring during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
For what it’s worth, Yadier Molina last played on July 30th. Let that sink in for a minute.
This slump seems like it will never end. These Cardinals are getting frustrating to watch and I’ve had to pull myself away from Twitter during nationally televised games because of the frustration level. Just look at the 2nd inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
There is some slightly positive news. Matt Holliday had a three-run homer on Saturday–his first home run since hitting one out of the park on July 9th. In the 9th inning, he hit his second home run. It was the 244th of his career and ties him with Hall of Famer Hack Wilson. This was the first two-HR game for Holliday since hitting two of them on August 1, 2012 at the Colorado Rockies. While the Cards are slumping, Holliday has had a hit in each game starting on August 3rd.
Matt Carpenter had two hits and scored twice tonight, adding to his runs tally.
What we saw from Michael Wacha tonight was not exactly the start that we saw from him against the Kansas City Royals when he made his MLB debut. However, he was in line for the win when he left the game in both appearances. It was Mitchell Boggs that blew the save in the first game while Trevor Rosenthal blew it tonight. Interestingly enough, Boggs and Rosenthal blew their third saves in Wacha starts and picked up their third losses as well in those outings.