Cards-Reds Series Recap

Sep 5, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) is checked out by Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price (38) and umpire Laz Diaz (63) after catching a hit up the middle during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Cardinals 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

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The St. Louis Cardinals lost 3 of 4 crucial games to the Cincinnati Reds. Here is our series recap.

Pretenders? 

That is going to be the talk around Cardinals nation. Sure the Cardinals lost Allen Craig for today’s game but the Cardinals couldn’t mount much offense even with him in the lineup. The Cardinals scored 2 or less runs in 3 of the 4 games in this series. Not shocking that the Cardinals lost all 3 games. The Reds on the other hand scored 4 or more runs in 3 of the 4 games, winning 2 of them.

Best pitching performance: Michael Wacha

I feel vindicated. All season long, I have been saying “Why the hell is Jake Westbrook starting and Wacha is in Memphis?”

Well, I hate to say I told you so Mo, but I told you so.

6 innings pitched, 3 hits and 0 runs allowed. Too bad he didn’t get any run support.

Series Epilogue

The next time the Cardinals could face the Reds would be in the 1 game wild card playoff. The Cardinals didn’t help their chances at winning the NL central in this series but with a series sweep against the Pirates at Busch Stadium, they can take the NL Central lead. After the Pirates, they only play teams at or under .500 for the rest of the season. Get into the playoffs and hope for some luck. That’s what the Cardinals are looking to do.

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