St. Louis Cardinals: Seven Is a Lucky Number


Game number seven turned out to be a lucky one for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cardinals took an early lead and hung on for a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in action Wednesday at Busch Stadium. St. Louis climbed to 4-3 with the win.

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Lance Lynn picked up the victory and improved to 1-1 on the season, while Trevor Rosenthal notched his third save.

Here are the highlights from a fun night at Busch:

*The Cardinals needed Yadier Molina‘s bat to wake up and it did in this game. Molina recorded three hits and drove in a run to up his batting average to .240.

*Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday are continuing to hit the ball. Carpenter was 2-for-4 with an RBI to improve to .345, and Holliday drove in a pair of runs and went 1-for-3 to improve to .333.

*Lynn looked solid in the win, as he threw five innings and struck out four to improve his earned run average to 1.64.

A couple of key concern points:

*Matt Adams continues to struggle. His average is at .167 through seven games even though he had one hit tonight.

*Wong also went 0-for-4 and stranded six baserunners.

Otherwise, there aren’t too many complaints about a game like this. As long as the Cardinals notch one in the win column, mistakes like this can be papered over.

St. Louis has a day game on Thursday, one of only six games on the regular schedule. John Lackey takes the hill for the Cardinals and faces Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers. Come back to Redbird Rants for more information on this game and a preview of the series with the Cincinnati Reds that starts on Friday.