Cardinals have rough night in Colorado


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What is it about Mondays that makes Garfield the cat hate them so much?

St. Louis Cardinals fans may be asking that same question right about now.

Not only did the Cardinals get hammered Monday night in the opening game of their series with the Colorado Rockies, 11-3, but they lost Matt Holliday to a quad strain in the second inning.

It’s too soon to tell how much time Holliday will miss, if any, but his injury put a damper on the game immediately.

This was not a good night for St. Louis pitching. John Lackey easily had his worst outing of the season as he gave up eight earned runs in four innings of work. He didn’t allow a walk and Lackey did strike out five batters, but those were the high points. Lackey surrendered two home runs to Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado.

Let’s just say this was a night Lackey wanted to forget.

The Rockies put five runs apiece on the board in the first and fourth innings and put the Cardinals in the hole in a hurry.

St. Louis did have a couple bright spots. Leadoff hitter Kolten Wong homered, and Jon Jay had his first homer of the season. Jay came in as the emergency replacement when Holliday exited the game.

Up next

The Cardinals look to regroup in a hurry when Michael Wacha (8-1, 2.18 ERA) takes the hill against Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa (2-2, 6.15). De La Rosa had a cut on his finger in his last start, and if that cut lingers into this game it could be a chance for the Cardinal bats to break out.

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