On Saturday in what was the third game of a four game series with the Colorado Rockies, the St. Louis Cardinals were not the offensive juggernauts they were in the first two games of the series, in which the Cards scored a total of sixteen runs. On Saturday, the Cardinals lost to the Rockies by a score of six to two.
Saturday night the Colorado offense was too powerful for the Cardinals. Cardinal starter Lance Lynn (8-6) worked five innings, allowed seven hits, four earned runs, walked three, struck out five, and offered up home runs to Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen. Five of the seven hits allowed by Lynn were for extra bases. Lynn took the loss for the Redbirds.
The Rockies’ starter Jorge De La Rosa (7-4) threw six and one-third innings, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, walked none, struck out four, and allowed a home run to the Cardinals’ Jhonny Peralta. De La Rosa earned the win for Colorado.
The recently acquired Brandon Moss earned his first hit as a Cardinal. Moss served as the Cardinals’ first baseman in Saturday’s contest. Jonathan Broxton who the Cardinals acquired on Friday, made his Cardinal debut throwing a perfect eighth inning. Steve Cishek also acquired prior to the July 31st trade deadline allowed one Colorado hit pitching the ninth inning.
Sunday is the final game of the four game series. The Rockies are sending Yohan Flande (1-1) to meet the Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia (3-4).
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