August 8 Special: Eight Best St. Louis Cardinals’ Games of 2015
Jul 21, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) reacts after hitting a grand slam against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
6. July 22 @ Chicago White Sox
Facing their fourth left-handed pitcher in the White Sox’s rotation this season, the Cardinals provided mixed results in a matchup with veteran starter John Danks that statistically proved unfavorable. Limiting St. Louis to just 5 hits over 6.2 innings, Danks retired every Cardinals’ hitter at least twice besides Stephen Piscotty. Lance Lynn battled by tossing a quality start in his second game against Chicago’s south siders, but fell behind from sixth inning RBI hits from Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera.
Chicago brought in left-handed specialist Zach Duke with the hopes of retiring the lefties near the top of St. Louis’s order, but instead ran into early trouble with. After loading up the bases with two outs, the White Sox brought in closer David Robertson early, only to give up an opposite-field, bases clearing, go-ahead triple to Cardinals’ catcher Yadier Molina. Trevor Rosenthal retired the side on 10 pitches to record saves in back-to-back games, helping the Cardinals complete a brief two-game road sweep of the White Sox.
Game MVP: Yadier Molina