3 ugly moments from St. Louis Cardinals series with Braves
Ugly No. 2: RISP and LOBs
While getting home runs from Juan Yepez and Connor Capel, the Cardinals were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. The leam left 11 runners on base and struck out eight batters.
On Tuesday, Nolan Gorman singled to score Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning, but that was all the Cardinals could muster in the 7-1 loss. The team was 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position while leaving a whopping 12 runners on base. Imagine if any of those runners had scored. Terribly frustrating to keep seeing.
On Wednesday, the team struck out eight times. They were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring positions and left nine runners on base. Nolan Arenado and Andrew Knizner each grounded into double plays.
While the Cardinals did win Thursday, Braves pitching struck out 19 batters. They were 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position. They left 11 runners on base in the game.
The Cardinals showed once again how terribly inconsistent they are at the plate. Much of the team has fallen off at hitting. Possibly a return to St. Louis and the return of some major league hitters will help in the coming weeks.