The Cardinals continue to fall, losing to the Astros 3-0 at Minute Maid Field, in Houston. The season's outcome continues to look very grim for the Cardinals. The Astros' first run came off a blooper pop-fly that landed on the right-field foul line. Other than that, the offense for both teams was quiet; until the Astros scored 2 runs in the 7th inning.
Jake Westbrook had one of his better starts as a Cardinal, but he still gave up 9 hits and 3 runs (all earned). He just couldn't compete with J.A. Happ, who had a phenomenal 2 hit outing, shutting out the Cardinals. The only other pitcher to play, between both teams, was the Cardinals' reliever Mitchell Boggs. Boggs had a good one inning appearance, getting a strike-out, and giving up 0 hits.
The Cardinals offense was non-existent. Randy Winn, and Yadier Molina, were the only Cardinals to get a hit. So far, when the bats come alive, the pitching is awful; and when the pitching is decent, the bats are nowhere to be found. That is the story of the 2010 Cardinals. And, unless they can sweep the Cincinnati Reds at home, and have a red hot month in September, the Cardinals season will be over.