The St. Louis Cardinals saw their run of good luck on the field come to an end on Sunday.
The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of two innings where they scored three runs apiece, and that was enough to deal the Cardinals a 6-3 loss at Miller Park. The Cardinals had already won the series with Friday and Saturday victories.
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After a good start to the season, Lance Lynn did not look like himself on Sunday as he surrendered six earned runs in five innings and watched his earned run average balloon to 3.63. In light of recent events surrounding Adam Wainwright, who may be out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, this is not the performance the Cardinals wanted to see.
Let’s take a look at the action from Miller Park:
*Given the fact Jason Heyward may have to miss some time due to a groin injury, even if it is just one or two games, to see Jon Jay bang out three hits is always a treat.
*It’s also good to see Matt Adams get a pair of hits as his batting average rises to .245. Adams has been slow to start at the plate this season, but it is still very early so there is not much to worry about.
*Mark Reynolds, who has been a slow hitter at the plate himself this season, hit a home run on Sunday. It wasn’t quite enough to guide the Cardinals to another victory, but it’s also nice to see Reynolds finally hit a home run for his new team.
There is still a lot of gloom surrounding the Cardinals given the injury to Wainwright, a possible setback for Heyward, and the continued recovery of Yadier Molina. Still, the Cardinals are winners of eight of their last 10 games.
The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium on Monday to begin a set with the Philadelphia Phillies. Wonder if the Phillies will part with Cole Hamels yet?