How perfect is it that Sunday was pooches in the park day when the Cardinals unleashed a dog of a game on their weary fans?
It's fairly obvious at this point that the Cardinals pitching is crumbling under the pressure of no run support. They got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first. But that's all she wrote, as far as the Redbirds batsmen were concerned. And The Rockies cut it to 2-1, took a one-run lead and then poured it on to eventually win 7-2.
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The birds are in full fledged collapse mode, and they need to pull out of this dive before they've dug a hole they can't get out of.
They really need an offensive infusion. But, while we all hold our breath for that to happen, the Cardinals need to take a better approach at the plate. They're letting the opposing pitcher mow them down without a fight. Whatever happened to working counts and forcing starters to throw a lot of pitches to either wear them down or knock them out of the game?
Cardinals Star of the Game: Colby Rasmus was 2-for-4 as the only St. Louis player to manage more than one hit.
Lowlight: Kyle McClellan pitched one inning and gave up four earned run on four hits. You can go ahead and lump three quarters of the offensive players in here, too. But I don't want to think about Sunday's bowzer of a performance enough to name them.