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.
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
|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.