The Cardinals have taken the first two games of a “split series” against the Minnesota Twins. The series is four games long, two at Busch Stadium and two at Target Field in Minneapolis. I’ll take you through the first half, the home half, of that series now!
Game one of the series was started by John Lackey and Trevor May. With the assistance of an eight inning-long two run outing from Lackey and a pair of long balls, the Cardinals won the game 3-2. Yadier Molina’s first homer of the year, a solo shot in the fourth inning, turned out to be the game winning run. Mark Reynolds also homered in the at bat prior to Molina’s. Byron Buxton, the MLB.com– rated number one prospect, picked up his first Major League hit. He tripled off of Lackey in the eighth inning..
Game two of the series was started by Michael Wacha and Kyle Gibson. Only fitting that a “Wacha Day” in St. Louis featured a few rain showers, right? Of course! The game suffered two rain delays. Anyways, the Cardinals won the ballgame 3-2 for the third straight game (Saturday’s game against the Royals and Monday’s game against the Twins ended in 3-2 Cardinals’ favors.). Wacha’s start was pretty nice, six and a third innings with two runs. He picked up win number nine of the season.
The Cardinal closer, Trevor Rosenthal, has been unavailable due to right arm tightness the last two games. Mike Matheny, the Cards’ skipper, assures that the so-called injury is not flirting with a DL stint and that there isn’t any structural damage in the lighting bolt that is Trevor’s arm.. Kevin Siegrist has closed out the two games he has missed, seemingly not missing any beats.
The series will shift to Minnesota beginning on Wednesday evening. LHP Tommy Milone will go for the Twins versus Carlos Martinez of the Redbirds. The series will conclude Thursday.
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