The St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 victory last night over the Atlanta Braves was their third win in a row, and those five runs came on 13 hits. Offense. Yay!
Their record improves to 22-20. Woo hoo!
In this season that’s thus far been much mediocrity, it’s been a while since several things that occurred during the game happened previously.
Last time the Cards were two games over .500: April 27, when they were 14-12
Last time winning three in a row: April 13-15 (part of a four-game win streak, April 12-15)
Last time with 13 hits: May 7 in Atlanta, 7-1 win over Braves
Last time Kolten Wong started for the Cardinals: April 25
Last time Wong had two hits in a game: April 24
Last time Allen Craig had three hits in a game: April 30 (he had four)
Last time Peter Bourjos was ejected: never
Last time Mike Matheny was ejected: Sept. 7, 2013
Last time Lance Lynn won a game: April 19, when the Cardinals beat the Nationals 4-3
Last time Trevor Rosenthal faced just three batters in earning a save: April 25 in a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh, his seventh save. Last night was number 12.
Positive progress all around, except for the ejections — and that’s all on on Sean Barber being ridiculous, so we’ll just let that go. Here’s to more positivity, though (and to umps just being umps).
The Braves and Cards are back at it again this afternoon at 1:15 p.m. Central Time, with the pitching a rematch from May 5: Aaron Harang vs. Shelby Miller. The same outcome, a Cardinals victory, would be great — and if it involves more hitting from Peter Bourjos, all the better. (Looking back at that post, glad things are a little more back to normal now … Thankfully Matheny has made progress on his managing as well.)