Sox Blank Cards 4-0, Offense Goes Missing After 14 Run Onslaught a Night Ago
Well, all you need to do for this game recap is read the title and you’ll gain all the insight and information you need. Carlos Rodón looked like the typical left-handed starter vs the Cards, holding them silent with only 3 hits during his 7.1 innings of shutout ball. Rodón picked up 7 strikeouts along the way. The Cardinals would load the bases with one out in the top of the 8th to run Rodón from his masterful performance. After Rodón walked Carp, Renteria went to his bullpen, going with Juan Minaya. Minaya would strikeout Pham, Pham’s fourth strikeout of the night. Renteria would turn back to his pen for the final out, going with his closer, Joakim Soria, who would strikeout Cafecíto on three pitches, making him chase at a slider off the plate.
Luke Weaver was good, I shouldn’t let the lack of offense stop me from speaking about his night. Luke’s fastball and changeup were on point tonight, as he picked up 7 strikeouts in his 6 innings of work. The Sox would score the only run they needed to win tonight in the bottom of the 5th. A leadoff walk to García followed by a single into RF from Narváez allowed Anderson to knock in García on a 6-4 fielder’s choice.
The Sox added two more runs in the bottom of the 7th on Mike Mayers, hitting three, two-out, hits in-a-row. Narváez singled to LF, Anderson hit an RBI triple into the LF corner, and Tilson hit an RBI single to RF. Yadi ended the inning taking matters into his own hands, picking off Tilson at first with Moncada at the plate. Classic Yadi.
I don’t got anything else to add, except the Cardinals got shutout by the White Sox, the team with 3rd least amount of wins in the MLB, solid.
A bunch of other things happened before the game that, all together, made today not the best day in Birdland. Bud Norris and our fearless leader of men know what I’m talking about.
The Cardinals (47-44) have the day off tomorrow, as they travel back home for a three-game weekend series with the Reds (41-52) before heading to the All-Star break.
Carlos Martínez (6-4, 3.05) takes on Matt Harvey (4-5, 4.80), formerly the Dark Knight. I say this only because he doesn’t deserve that nickname anymore. First pitch 7:15 c/t.
Thanks for reading, cheers!
Game 91 is in the books