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Jackson joins Cardinals double-digit runs yielded list

On Wednesday, while marking his second start wearing the St. Louis Cardinals uniform, right-hander Edwin Jackson was hammered in Milwaukee. The home club plated ten runs, eight earned, in Jackson’s seven innings. Manager Tony La Russa chose to keep Jackson in the game to “take one for the team” rather than risk overworking the bullpen. In the process, the Cardinals lost the three-game set to the first-place Brewers.

In that performance, Jackson became the 18th Cardinals pitcher charged with ten runs in a single game since 1960. Further, it was the 19th separate occurrence.

Except for an 11-run game in relief by Ron Kline in 1960, all the tough outings were by starting pitchers. Andy Benes had the dubious honor of making this list twice with Jason Marquis appearing three times.

Interestingly, Jackson’s seven innings pitched on Wednesday was the longest outing of any of these 19 forgettable contests over the last 50-plus years.

It was only the third of these games in which four home runs were allowed. The other two were the only 13-run outings – from Jim Busby in 1996 and Marquis in 2006. Marquis’ game is the unofficial leader in frustration as all 13 of his runs were earned.

10 or more runs against one St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, single game, since 1960

Cards pitcher Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR
Jason Marquis 6/21/2006 CHW L 5-13 GS-5 ,L 5 14 13 13 1 3 4
Mike Busby 4/7/1996 ATL L 3-13 GS-4 ,L 4 9 13 8 4 4 4
Jaime Garcia 5/28/2011 COL L 4-15 GS-4 ,L 3 11 12 11 4 6 1
Jason Marquis 7/18/2006 ATL L 5-14 GS-5 ,L 5 14 12 12 2 4 3
Mitchell Boggs 7/3/2008 NYM L 1-11 GS-6 ,L 6 10 11 10 6 2 1
Darryl Kile 4/13/2000 COL L 6-12 GS-2 ,L 1 8 11 8 1 1 2
Ron Kline 1960-08-07 (1) CIN L 4-18 3-8 5 11 11 9 3 4 1
Edwin Jackson 8/3/2011 MIL L 5-10 GS-7 ,L 7 14 10 8 1 6 4
Mike Maroth 7/19/2007 ATL L 1-10 GS-5 ,L 5 11 10 10 3 0 2
Jeff Suppan 7/5/2006 ATL L 4-14 GS-4 ,L 3 9 10 9 2 1 0
Jason Marquis 6/21/2005 CIN L 4-11 GS-3 ,L 2 7 10 6 3 1 2
Dan Haren 6/10/2004 CHC L 3-12 GS-4 ,L 3 10 10 10 3 0 1
Andy Benes 4/15/2002 ARI L 5-14 GS-4 ,L 3 6 10 3 4 0 0
Matt Morris 4/5/2001 COL L 2-11 GS-4 ,L 3 11 10 6 1 1 2
Andy Benes 4/4/2001 COL L 9-13 GS-3 ,L 2 9 10 10 2 2 2
John Urrea 5/25/1978 MON L 2-11 GS-4 ,L 4 6 10 3 0 1 0
Jerry Reuss 6/28/1971 PIT L 5-11 GS-3 ,L 3 10 10 10 2 4 0
Steve Carlton 7/26/1970 CIN L 5-12 GS-5 ,L 4 9 10 10 1 4 3
Bob Gibson 5/19/1963 CIN L 6-10 GS-6 ,L 6 9 10 5 4 4 0

Jackson is no stranger to double-digit mound outings. He suffered through a ten-run defeat last April 27 while with Arizona and followed it with an eight-run spanking in his next start. Earlier this season, on April 23, he allowed eight runs while toiling for the White Sox.

Thanks to researcher Tom Orf for providing the table above.

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34 Responses to “Jackson joins Cardinals double-digit runs yielded list”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Gibson, Carlton, Reuss, Morris, Haren, Suppan, Kile, Garcia, Andy Benes twice. An honorable membership.
    And among this honorable bunch, Jackson ate the most innings!! Semper Fi!

  2. easy says:

    If I’m reading the chart right Jason Marquis is listed three times in two years edging Benes in the dubious honor category.

  3. Bw52 says:

    I notice there are some impressive names on that list.

    • Brian Walton says:

      In some cases, it was relatively early in their careers though. As I noted at the end, Jackson has had a number of clunkers over the years. Seems to be more of a feast or famine guy than most, though I don’t have the data to support the perception.

    • Kansasbirdman says:

      Wow, that is chock full of information. Sounds like we have some intriguing prospects down in A. Any concern about Millers numbers or is that normal when a guy first gets to AA

  4. Bw52 says:

    Just read that Yadi got a 5 game suspension.The same as Kung Fu Cueto got for ending LaRues career.Who decides the penalty Frank Robinson or Bob Watson? No matter who made the decision…..its BS.

  5. Brian Walton says:

    Thursday lineup: Furcal SS, Jay CF, Pujols 1B, Holliday LF, Berkman RF, Freese 3B, Schumaker 2B, Laird C, Lohse P

  6. JumboShrimp says:

    Holliday has been hitting great.

  7. blingboy says:

    The list in the article shows 14 during the TLR era and 5 from everybody else.

  8. JumboShrimp says:

    I wonder if Lohse will need to be DL’d? TLR brings McClellan into the game, to get him pitching on Kyle’s day.
    I hope we bring up Ron Mahay. Let’s rock.

  9. Kansasbirdman says:

    Are we defining some roles in the BP? Some have looked sharp, some not. Hopefully they can start gelling

  10. Kansasbirdman says:

    I know the marlins are getting a new stadium, but can’t they at least tape up the “M” behind home plate?

  11. Kansasbirdman says:

    Not been happy with the umps outside strike calls, he hasn’t been very consiistent either

  12. crdswmn says:

    Question for you Brian. I want to go to Springfield and see Shelby Miller pitch. Does Springfield have a regular 5 man rotation? I know Shelby pitched last night so if I count every 5 days from there will I be able to get an accurate read of when he next pitches in Springfield?

  13. Brian Walton says:

    Friday lineup: Furcal-6, Jay-8, Pujols-3, Holliday-7, Berkman-9, Schumaker-4, Laird-2, Descalso-5, Westbrook-1

  14. WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

    Dusty up………….. someone took exception to the pout………as I did……how not……..Tony says……he was not pouting………….

    It appears they’re trying to take some of the pressure off Lohse’s finger………… that didn’t work…………………reverting to one of his antique delivery postures……….. simple solution…..

    New guys are carrying this team……… and I don’t see enough of them in there…….. Florida is favored again………….. I wonder what the odds makers are seeing that is causing these 15 point swings…….?

  15. Kansasbirdman says:

    Looks like they fixed the M behind home tonight

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