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Game 13 Recap St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds

Dakota Hudson made the most of his start this afternoon, as he tossed 6.2 scoreless frames. After walking Naquin on four pitches to begin his afternoon, he started getting the ground balls he’s accustomed to. After Drury grounded into a fielder’s choice, Hud would end the inning on a 6-4-3 DP off the bat of Tommy Pham, the first of two double plays Pham would roll in to.

The Cardinals would scratch their first of five runs across in the 2nd as Bader would draw a one out walk to bring in DeJong, who also worked a walk. During the DeJong at bat, Bader would swipe his first of three stolen bases of the game. Kiz came up next with a chance to cash in, and he did it, guiding an rbi 1B the other way to beat the shift for his 6th rbi of the season.

Kiz and Bader would show off their arms in the bottom of the 2nd and 3rd innings. Kiz would get a caught stealing on Farmer with a missile to Edman covering 2B and Harry would get an outfield assist for the second out of the 3rd with a bullet to Arenado to nail Lopez who was on the move with a hit and run.

Corey Dickerson would come through with a two-out rbi 1B off Warren in the top of the 5th. Dickerson would be aggressive, swinging at the first pitch he saw and taking it where it was pitched, beating the shift to LF to drive in Edman to make it 2-0.

Another two-out rally would come in the top of the 6th, getting things started with a Kiz 2B over the head of Senzel in CF. Sims would drill Edman next, bringing in Goldy with a chance to break things open.

Goldy would stay hot at GABP, driving a two run double to the LCF gap on a ball that looked like it may sneak over the wall for his 1st HR of the season, but I’m sure he’s happy with the result either way.

Hud’s day would come to an end with two outs in the 7th on 92 pitches, surrendering just 2 hits on 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Pallante would come in relief for the final out of the 7th, striking out Senzel on three straight breaking balls, freezing him on a slider up and away.

Bader would manufacture the final run in the top of the 8th, getting things kicked off with a leadoff walk on Strickland. Bader would steal second and third, setting things up for Edman to drive him in. Tommy would beat the shift to RF with an rbi single to make it a 5-0 game.

Whitley got the games final three outs, striking out Pham on a slider for his second out before getting Votto to groundout to Goldy to end it. All in all the Cardinals would shutout the Reds, 5-0, as the Reds have dropped 11 consecutive games to fall to (2-13).

Uncle Charlie (2-1, 2.81) takes the mound tomorrow, opposing the 24-year old, left-handed rookie, Nick Lodolo (0-2, 8.00). First pitch from GABP is scheduled for 12:40pm c/t.

Cheers, Stew


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