Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 9/15/13
The St. Louis Cardinals are having more than their share of trouble with the unfamiliar Seattle Mariners starters this weekend.Mariners starters have not allowed a run in this series, which concludes Sunday with Erasmo Ramirez getting the ball for Seattle at Busch Stadium.St. Louis (86-62), tied with Pittsburgh for the NL Central lead, has managed five hits in 13 innings against Seattle's starters in splitting the first two games. Hisashi Iwakuma lasted seven innings in the Mariners' 2-1, 10-inning loss Friday before rookie James Paxton pitched six innings to record Saturday's 4-1 victory."There's nothing wrong with us getting a couple of hits early," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who has watched his club average 3.0 runs while batting .164 over its last five games. "There's nothing wrong with getting a couple of runs."The Cardinals had never seen those pitchers before and face the same situation Sunday against Ramirez (5-1, 4.57 ERA), who is 3-0 with a 4.15 ERA in five road ...
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