The usually reserved St. Louis outfielder celebrated in grand fashion after his two-run, tie-breaking double in the seventh inning keyed a five-run rally that helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Monday night. Or, more correctly, Ryan Zimmerman put the team on his back and carried them to a win that the team desperately needed. Somewhat surprisingly though, Lyons kept them in the game for a while, and it was a good thing.
“It was a cutter”, Janssen said of the home run pitch. The club, you’ve probably heard, has lost several key players to injuries this season, with Anthony Rendon, Denard Span and Jason Werth all missing long stretches.
“He’s one of those guys you enjoy facing because he has great stuff”, Moss said of the Washington starter.
Bartolo Colon struck out nine while giving up four hits in eight shutout innings to lead the New York Mets past Philadelphia 3-1. Walking none was a big help. “I was constantly on the attack”.
Lackey has been throwing well and has a 1-0 record with a 4.58 ERA against Washington in his career. He went 1-2 with a 5.94 ERA in 10 games, including five starts, with Detroit. Jonathan Papelbon managed to work around trouble – runners at the corners with just one out – and the Nationals managed to match the Mets, who won 9-4 over the Phillies.
Manager Matt Williams said Strasburg will get medication, and his status regarding his next start will be determined later.
In his most recent outing, Wacha pitched 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs (four unearned), striking out six and walking two in a 5-4 loss to the Giants. Gonzales is making his first appearance of the season. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight home games. They’re going to do their part and pass it on. All three defeats to the Dodgers were by a run and San Francisco has just 11 runs during its skid. He was unbeaten in 10 starts. After a one-out walk to Peralta and an infield hit by Heyward, catcher Yadier Molina, Wong and first baseman Mark Reynolds collected run-scoring singles.
Cody Stanley led off the Cardinals’ 8th on offense with a strikeout. RHP Lance Lynn will make his scheduled start Friday despite rolling his ankle in Saturday’s 6-0 win at San Francisco. He struck out eight and walked four.
Winning pitch Danny Salazar is 12-7 after allowing two runs and six hits while fanning 10 in seven innings. David Archer lowered his ERA to 2.78 by limiting the slumping Orioles to four hits in six shutout innings. Mookie Betts hit a two-run home run for the Red Sox. Rookie Michael Conforto raised his average to.293 by going 2-for-2, including a tiebreaking, solo homer in the fourth inning. “We played well the first two games but they’re tough to close out”.
Scherzer is looking to break a personal three-game losing streak and pick up his first win since July 30 against the Marlins.
Moving past Atlanta and into third place in the NL East for the first time since May 14. It was his second multi-homer game of the year and the 14th in his career. Matt Thornton, Blake Treinen and Felipe Rivero also combined for two scoreless innings.
Moreland’s line drive down the right-field line off Bud Norris (1-1) scored Elvis Andrus, who had reached on a single.