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Cardinals Finally Get Back to Scoring Six

If it feels like a long time since the St. Louis Cardinals scored as many as six runs in a game as they did against the visiting New York Mets Monday night, it is because it is true.

Until their outburst against New York, the Cardinals last scored at least six runs almost two weeks ago, on June 3. Unfortunately, it went for naught as it was in the final loss of the dreadful Kansas City series. (It was also the only time this season the Cards plated at least six and were defeated.)

Prior to Monday, the last time St. Louis scored six or more runs and won the game was against the visiting New York Yankees on May 27. That was 18 games ago.

Six runs as a measure helps put the Cardinals long-term offensive funk into perspective.

In April, St. Louis scored six or more runs while winning nine times, including seven times in the first 16 games of the season. However, in the 1 ½ months since, they have done it only five times. All of those other close wins, and of course, the losses, have to take their toll.

The fifth six-run outburst in a victory since May 1 occurred on Monday night. Perhaps it is an indication of an offensive thaw underway rather than an isolated occurrence. We shall see.

Game Date Opp. Home/Road Day/Night Result
3 03 Apr CIN R D W 7-6
5 05 Apr PIT R N W 6-1
8 08 Apr CIN H N W 7-5
11 12 Apr CHI H D W 10-4
12 13 Apr CHI H D W 6-4
14 15 Apr MIL R N W 6-1
16 17 Apr WSH R N W 8-0
26 27 Apr PIT H D W 7-0
29 30 Apr MIL H D W 9-3
35 07 May ATL R N W 7-1
38 11 May PIT R N W 6-5
50 24 May CIN R N W 6-3
53 27 May NYY H N W 6-0
71 16 Jun NYM H N W 6-2

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3 Responses to “Cardinals Finally Get Back to Scoring Six”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    It seems like the tide has turned, we are loosening up and scoring a few runs. The terrific hitting of Matt Adams has bolstered spirits. The pitching is second best in the majors, trailing only the As. The Birds already have the third best record in the NL, with more wins to come. If the Brewers lose tonight, they know they are up only 2.5 games, a trifling lead.

    • kray66 says:

      I agree. They seem to be getting in the swing of things. I really had my doubts about last night’s line-up, but they proved me wrong. Let’s hope this continues.

      I think Adams has been a boost. I also think Martinez was pretty fired up and got them going Monday night, and I noticed he was cheerleading pretty well again last night. A little youthful enthusiasm might be what they needed.

  2. Brian Walton says:

    Small benefits can add up.

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