St. Louis Cardinals Game 58

Michael Wacha made his second Major League start and it started off nicely with Wacha striking out the side. After the Cards took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first it looked like another  roll on win but alas it was not to be. Arizona beat Wacha  down for six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Seth Manes came in the bottom of the fifth and provided excellent relief for 2 1/3 inning helping them get to Trevor Rosenthal who pitched two scoreless innings as well. The Cards were able to tie it in the seventh so the game went into extra innings with the score tied at sixth. Both Chief Mujica and Keith Butler pitched multiple scoreless innings to set up the fourteenth. Victor Marte came in and promptly gave up a run by walking several hitters.  After the game, Marte  was sent down.

Though they banged out fourteen hits, the Cards couldn’t get that big hit to win the game they’ve been known for this year. Though Allen Craig did hit a two run shot and Shane Robinson added a solo blast to help the Cards get back in the game. After Beltran singled Ty Wiggington home the Cards offense went dry the rest of the game. They had one last chance in the bottom of the fourteenth after Molina lead the inning off with a double, but the Cards couldn’t get him home.

A win would have been nice due to the fact that both Pittsburgh and Cincinnati lost. The Cards are still 2 1/2 games ahead of both teams. Joe Kelly will get his first start of the year against Wade Miley.


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