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St. Louis Cardinals
Jeanmar Gomez’s ERA increased from 2.50 to 3.26 on the season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The St. Louis Cardinals are good at playing baseball and demonstrated as much by beating the Pirates 13-0. They had lost seven in a row and now they have won one in a row, avoiding the fate of their 1916 brethren by not being swept in a five-game series.
Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton allowed five of those runs. He gave up 22 balls in play for 10 hits. That’s bad luck, but it came after a 1-2-3 first inning and two strikeouts in the 2nd.
“The first run scored was on a wild pitch. I hit [Jon] Jay with the bases loaded,” Morton said. “Even the last run that scored, [Carlos] Beltran’s double, I gotta be smarter in that at-bat right there. That’s three runs right there that, I’m not saying they wouldn’t have scored, I could have gone about a little better.”
Morton’s season ERA is 4.07. Pirates reliever Jeanmar Gomez allowed seven of those runs.
The Cardinals, a good baseball team, recorded 17 hits. Carlos Beltran, Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, David Freese, Jon Jay and Joe Kelly each had two hits. Tony Cruz had three. Three is more.
So what does the Bucs manager tell his team?
“Absolutely nothing,” Clint Hurdle said. “We just won four out of five from the Cardinals.”
The Pirates lead fellow good baseball team St. Louis by 1.5 games in the National League Central.
There. That’s all you needed to know, right?
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7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
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Not a thrilling matchup but both have pitched well lately. Charlie will look to make it four great starts out of five for the Bucs in this huge series.
Tony Cruz (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
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