In game two of a three game set with the Philadelphia Phillies, the St. Louis Cardinals had one productive night, proving that they are contenders. The Cards produced 11 runs off of 16 hits at Busch Stadium. John Lannan took the mound for the struggling Philadelphia Phillies, coming in at 2-3 with a 3.76 ERA. In the first three innings of his four inning cameo, Lannan struggled to locate his fastball, therefore going to his off speed pitches which St. Louis beat around quickly. In the bottom of the second, the Cards started to produce runs with two RBIs from Matt Adams.
The Phillies continued to struggle in the middle innings, and in the fifth, sent in JC Ramirez, only to have the Cards bat around. The Phillies continued to bleed in the middle innings, but did not give up any runs under Canadian right-hander Justin De Fratus. On the pitching side for the Cards, Jake Westbrook, who came in 6-4 on the season, did give up nine hits, and three runs, striking out two batters, and picking up the win to improve to 7-4. The Cardinals are set to try to sweep Philadelphia tomorrow. Kyle Kendrick is on the mound for the Phils against Lance Lynn, who helped the Cardinals beat the Phils on a cold Saturday in April 5-1. Tomorrow night’s 7:15 game will be a different story as the Cards will try to sweep the Phillies.
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