Carpenter, the Cardinals co-ace, only pitched five innings- giving up 8 runs on 8 hits, including 6 earned runs. Relief pitcher Jason Motte did not look as sharp as his last appearance, he gave up 2 hits; but neither he, Mitchell Boggs, or Kyle McClellan, gave up any runs.
At the plate, Carp hit a HR, as mentioned; but Matt Holliday had the best night at the plate, he was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI's, and 2 runs scored. He also hit his 26th HR of the season, a 2-run shot in the 3rd inning.
Albert Pujols was quiet, he went hitless on the night. Actually, despite the score, most of the team was quiet at the plate. Holliday and Carpenter were the only Cards to get any RBI's, and Brendan Ryan (along with Carp and Holliday) were the only players to get multiple hits.
The Cardinals' bats, and pitchers, have struggled to get in sync all season. If one shows up, the other is no where to be found.
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