Another game, another loss … and shut out by the Cubs?
Here’s what tells the story: seven Cardinal hits. Three walks from Cubs pitchers. Ten Cardinals left on base. Chances were there. Execution was not.
Jon Jay did his part again, as he had his third three-hit game in the past week. He’s increased his batting average from .253 to .267 since August began.
Matt Holliday’s bat remained hot too, with two hits. He has a seven-game hitting streak and is hitting .387 this month.
But the bottom line of no runs means another loss. Third in a row, sixth in their last 10 games, 12th in their last 16.
“I think we’re all just kind of fed up with excuses. When it comes down to the bottom line, [we’ve] gotta score runs, gotta score more than them, gotta keep runs from scoring. They get it.”
Perhaps they do get it. They just don’t do it.
Tonight Michael Wacha makes his return to the big league team, which will be good to see. He faces the Cubs Carlos Villanueva with game time at 6:15 p.m. Central Time.
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