St. Louis 9, Colorado 6

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 29547

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 9 12 1
Colorado 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 6 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 56-48 29-21 27-27 W2
Colorado 37-65 20-34 17-31 L5

Recap


Cardinals 9, Rockies 6: Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five runs as visiting St. Louis sent Colorado to its seventh consecutive loss.

Holliday continued to torment his former team, swatting a two-run homer in the first inning and a go-ahead, three-run blast in the seventh to lift the Cardinals to their sixth win in eight games. Holliday is 13-for-24 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in six games against the Rockies this year

Jake Westbrook (10-8) was the beneficiary of the onslaught, winning his third straight start and improving to 4-0 lifetime against Colorado despite allowing five runs on nine hits in six innings.

Yadier Molina had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice for St. Louis, which will go for a three-game sweep in Thursday's series finale.

Josh Rutledge homered for the third straight game and Ramon Hernandez and Tyler Colvin each had three hits for Colorado, which dropped to 0-5 on its nine-game homestand.

Rockies right-hander Drew Pomeranz allowed three runs on five hits in four innings. Matt Belisle (3-3) took the loss in relief.

Colorado's offense came alive against Westbrook in the sixth, banging out five extra-base hits and scoring four times for a 5-3 lead. Colvin had an RBI triple and Jordan Pacheco, Hernandez and Eric Young added run-scoring doubles.

The lead was short-lived as Holliday greeted reliever Belisle with a towering three-run blast to left to put St. Louis back on top 6-5.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game was delayed by rain for 86 minutes in the eighth inning. ... Cardinals RHP Edward Mujica, acquired from Miami at the trade deadline, tossed a scoreless inning of relief. ... The Rockies designated C Wil Nieves for assignment after activing him off the 15-day disabled list. ... Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (back) sat out his fourth consecutive game. ... Rockies 1B Todd Helton and RF Michael Cuddyer (oblique) sat out Wednesday's game, while 1B Jason Giambi was cleared to resume baseball activities. He has been out since July 21 with a viral syndrome. ... Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia will make another rehab start at Double-A Springfield on Saturday. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 6 with a left shoulder impingement.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Colorado
Jake Westbrook Player Drew Pomeranz
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.0
2 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 5
7.50 ERA 6.75
Hitting
St. Louis   Colorado
Matt Holliday Player Tyler Colvin
3 Hits 3
5 RBI 1
2 HR 0
9 TB 7
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 12 2 21 .324 20 6 7 4 1 1
Colorado 11 1 22 .314 16 4 6 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Rockies have a W/L % of .324 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .510 after a loss.