Let me get this straight... use new guys that aren't Fernando Salas and Mitchell Boggs and win a bunch of games. Use guys that are Fernando Salas and Mitchell Boggs and lose a bunch of games.
If you're Mike Matheny, what do you do? What. Do. You. Do?
Let's establish that the Cardinals offense was mitigated by Jason Marquis. (Yes, THE Jason Marquis). 2 runs aren't going to win you many games. Ok, we good here?
Then let's move to the 6th inning.
1) Shelby Miller gets into some trouble. He puts runners on 1st and 2nd, but has 2 outs. Pitch count at 107. Perfect situation to leave a rookie in for 1 more batter, let him work out of his own jam and leave the game after six with the chance for the win.
2) Matheny pops out of the dugout for... Fernando Salas. Quick, name a Padre batter (LULZ, you couldn't, could you?) Doesn't matter to #TossedSalas. He promptly gives up back to back hits and puts Miller on the hook for a loss instead of a win. Helping Miller...