Good, Bad, and Ugly from Cardinals series split with Giants

Miranda Remaklus
Juan Yepez #36 of the St. Louis Cardinals singles against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the fourth inning at Oracle Park on May 08, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Major League Baseball players and coaches are wearing pink today in honor of Mother's Day. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Juan Yepez #36 of the St. Louis Cardinals singles against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the fourth inning at Oracle Park on May 08, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Major League Baseball players and coaches are wearing pink today in honor of Mother's Day. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 06: Paul DeJong #11 of the St. Louis Cardinals completes the double-play throwing over the top of Thairo Estrada #39 of the San Francisco Giants to end the game in the bottom of the ninth inning at Oracle Park on May 06, 2022 in San Francisco, California. The Cardinals won the game 3-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 06: Paul DeJong #11 of the St. Louis Cardinals completes the double-play throwing over the top of Thairo Estrada #39 of the San Francisco Giants to end the game in the bottom of the ninth inning at Oracle Park on May 06, 2022 in San Francisco, California. The Cardinals won the game 3-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Bad

Getting runners in scoring position and failing to score them remained a devastating issue during this series. Many players went on uncharacteristic slumps. It was terrible to see.

On Thursday, Paul DeJong was 0-for-4 with one strikeout. But did help on defense, helping turn two double plays with Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt.  Harrison Bader was 0-for-4 and grounded into a double play.

The team was 5-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Six runners were left on base.

On Friday, DeJong was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He did turn one double play with Edman and Goldschmidt. Tyler O’Neill was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Also on Friday, Adam Wainwright was placed on the Covid-IL. Waino tweeted fans to let them know he is OK.

Here’s hoping Waino gets plenty of rest and is able to return for his next start.

On Saturday, Arenado, Carlson, and Goldschmidt were runners left in scoring position with two outs. O’Neill was 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. He also grounded into a double play. The team was 6-for-11 with runners in scoring position. The team left nine runners on base.  This is terribly frustrating to see as the game ended with the Giants winning 13-7.

On Sunday, Arenado was 0-for-5 with one strikeout. Edman was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. DeJong was 0-for-3 with one strikeout. The team was 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. They left nine runners on base.

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