After Jon Jay was placed on the DL, shifting today’s starting lineup once, it changed again when Lance Berkman was scratched at the last minute. Instead, Matt Carpenter slid to first, and David Freese didn’t get the day off after all.
With Kyle Lohse on the mound, the Redbirds desperately needed to snap a four-game skid … especially against the Cubs.
Trouble is, when the Cardinals went 14-8 in April, they had a team ERA of 2.61. Sitting at 6-7 in May headed into today’s game, that ERA had vaulted to 4.88 (thanks to B.J. Rains for that tidbit!).
This was me watching today’s Cubs/Cardinals game:
But once again,
Holliday went 3-for-4 with 3 runs and a walk.
Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and a walk.
Tyler Greene had a day — 3-for-3 with a run and a walk!
David Freese continues to struggle, going 0-for-5 in the win.
But it all came down to Yadi. He may have gone 1-for-4, but that one was the biggest of the day!
Next up, the Redbirds fly to California for a pair with the Giants, then a three-game set with the Dodgers.
HAPPY FLIGHT, Cardinal Nation!
Tara is a St. Louis Cardinals reporter for Aaron Miles’ Fastball and a contributor to Around the Horn. Follow her on Twitter @tarawellman.