Two of those games, due to a postponement of Tuesday night’s game due to weather conditions, was played yesterday in a doubleheader with the Cardinals DH Sweep.
Andrew Cashner, the subject of trade rumors the past few days, allowed one run and three hits for San Diego.
San Diego was in a great spot with a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning.
“I’ve been working on a slider for the past couple weeks and I’ve finally got a good feel”, Cashner said.
Gyorko has four consecutive three-hit games against San Diego and four career multi-homer games, with both long balls in Game 2 off Paul Clemens (1-1).
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings.
The Cardinals scored four runs in the eighth, then one in the ninth for the win. Facing 62 batters in the past, he has only given up one home run, four RBI, with 14 strikeouts.
Aledmys Diaz was the hero, slashing an RBI single for the winning run as St. Louis won four straight games at home for the first time this year.
Wainwright believes the comeback win can lead to better things. “We’re ready to run off a 12-spot or something”. Alexei Ramirez lined a one-out single to left that scored Ryan Schimpf, who led off with a double.
The Padres had two on and no outs in the fifth but failed to execute on a safety squeeze when Travis Jankowski tapped back to the mound, giving Garcia time to throw to the plate for a tag.
St. Louis Cardinals’ Jedd Gyorko, right, celebrates with teammate Seung Hwan Oh after a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday in St. Louis.
The ball glanced off Holliday’s batting helmet and appeared to strike him in the nose. X-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day.
The Cardinals tied their largest comeback of the season by rallying from four runs down.
“The kind of tear he’s on, not many people do something like that”, Manager Mike Matheny said. The two teams saw yesterday’s scheduled game get rained out, leading to today’s doubleheader and Kiekhefer’s call-up.
There is not yet any news about a player getting called up by the Padres: their Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, is now in the middle of a series against the Redbirds in El Paso. Moss was placed on the 15-day DL on July 5 with a sprained ankle.
Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (5-7, 4.45) takes on RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.69) in the first of a three-game set against the Dodgers in St. Louis on Friday. He holds a 2.54 ERA pitching at home and is 5-2 in his starts in Busch Stadium.