After what was a nice off day, the Cardinals came to play the Dodgers and struck with a vengeance. It all started with the pitching and Lance Lynn was magnificent. He ended up going only six innings throwing just seventy-seven pitches, striking out nine and walking just one. The Dodgers managed just two hits off of him. First pitch strikes are a key, always and that’s what Lynn did. Randy Choate pitched the seventh, Seth Maness pitched the eighth, getting another double play, and Mitchell Boggs worked a perfect ninth. It’ll be nice if the bullpen keeps getting better and it’ll be important that Boggs ends being a big part of it.
What else was good was the fact that not only did the cards hit a couple of homeruns but they were hit by Allen Craig and David Freese. Freese’s was a bomb. They both had three rbi’s a piece. Yadier Molina provided the other with a sacrifice fly later in the game.. I want to point out a couple of things. Though he has just three longballs, Craig is hitting a ton. More homers will come for him. The best thing about the offense is the coming reemergence of Freese. He doubled off the wall and crushed a long one. What’s scary is the Cards could have had a lot more than seven runs.
John Gast goes after his third win against Ted Lilly.