Walk-Off Loss Blues

Yeah, the baby isn’t the only one sad about this 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

Victor Marte earned the loss after a horrible tenth inning showing.

Marte “hit” Austin Jackson to load the bases. Pitching Coach Derek Lilliquist visited Marte to calm him down.

But that didn’t really work…

Quintin Berry hit a single to center field and Ramon Santiago scored.

And that was that…

The Cardinals got their lone run in the fifth inning. Matt Holliday hit a sac fly to the right field foul territory, allowing Rafael Furcal to score.

As a team, the Cards left 10 on base. And, they were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

Kyle Lohse had an excellent pitching performance. Kind of! He pitched seven innings, giving up four hits and one earned run in the form of a home run to Prince Fielder.

The Cardinals head to Kansas City to take on the Royals this weekend. Joe Kelly will take the mound for the Cards against Vin Mazzaro. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Let’s turn it around and win Cards! MAKE THAT BABY HAPPY!

Go Cards!

Miranda Remaklus is lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor to Aaron Miles’ Fastball. She’s also lead writer at Aerys Offsides in the NFL section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda. 

4 thoughts on “Walk-Off Loss Blues

  1. Crossposting from Viva El Birdos:

    “It seems to me – using quite rudimentary, small sample size measures – that the team, as a whole, is not being patient at the plate and is not making as solid contact – quite possibly because of their lack of patience. The Detroit broadcast showed a stat today that the Cardinals swing at the first pitch in the at bat over 30% of the time, the third highest total in the majors. Now, that was not just for the month of June, that was for the whole season with no breakdown. The team has a stellar 1.060 OPS when making contact with the first pitch and the play results in an outcome. However, only 13.09% of all Cardinal plate appearances this season have led to a one-pitch outcome. That means, if the Cardinals swing at over 30% of all first pitches, then 17%+ of the time, they are putting themselves into an 0-1 hole, no matter what – whether the pitch is a ball or a strike, right down the middle or a foot out of the zone. After going down to an 0-1 count, the team’s OPS is .620, whereas after 1-0 counts, the team’s OPS is at .865. so patience could quite possibly be a virtue that this team would benefit from right now as they struggle offensively.”

    Hacking at the first pitch is no way to go through life, son.

  2. Crossposting from Viva El Birdos:

    “It seems to me – using quite rudimentary, small sample size measures – that the team, as a whole, is not being patient at the plate and is not making as solid contact – quite possibly because of their lack of patience. The Detroit broadcast showed a stat today that the Cardinals swing at the first pitch in the at bat over 30% of the time, the third highest total in the majors. Now, that was not just for the month of June, that was for the whole season with no breakdown. The team has a stellar 1.060 OPS when making contact with the first pitch and the play results in an outcome. However, only 13.09% of all Cardinal plate appearances this season have led to a one-pitch outcome. That means, if the Cardinals swing at over 30% of all first pitches, then 17%+ of the time, they are putting themselves into an 0-1 hole, no matter what – whether the pitch is a ball or a strike, right down the middle or a foot out of the zone. After going down to an 0-1 count, the team’s OPS is .620, whereas after 1-0 counts, the team’s OPS is at .865. so patience could quite possibly be a virtue that this team would benefit from right now as they struggle offensively.”

    Hacking at the first pitch is no way to go through life, son.

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