Lance Lynn and the Cardinals made it look easy as they defeated the Braves 8-2 on Memorial Day.
Let’s discuss a few things!
* Lance Lynn. Wolf Pup is now 8-1 on the season. Wow. In today’s game he pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs. Lynn struck out 8 … that’s right EIGHT batters.
* Matt Adams. He is pretty good at baseball. He was 3 for 5 today with three RBI. In the fourth inning, he singled to score Skip Schumaker. In the sixth, he smacked a double to score Schumaker, again, and Rafael Furcal.
* Daniel Descalso. Dirty Dan had a two run homer. It was his second homer of the season. Descalso got some playing time at third today as David Freese was nursing a sore hand.
* Rafael Furcal. He hit his fourth homer of the season.
* Tyler Greene. Tyler’s one hit for the day was a triple. He was left on base but it was nonetheless impressive. He also had some spectacular plays on defense at second base – the guy executed the shift quite well.
* The Bullpen. They worked two innings of solid relief. Finally! Marc Rzepczynski and Eduardo Sanchez pitched an inning each. Both struck out batters and gave up zero runs. Like I said… Finally!
Next up. Jake Westbrook takes the mound for the Cardinals against the Braves and Randall Delgado. The start time is 6:10 p.m. CT at Turner Field.
Miranda Remaklus is lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor to Aaron Miles’ Fastball. She’s also lead writer for Aerys Offsides in the NFL section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.