St Louis Cardinals
September 5, 2011 by staff
St Louis Cardinals, The Cardinals recovered well from a defeat in the opening series. The club, Tony La Russa has to maintain the momentum of building a critical confrontation of the divisions in the skyline.
Edwin Jackson will try to win a third consecutive time on Sunday when the Cardinals host begins to conclude their season series with the Cincinnati Reds.
After four consecutive victories was photographed with 08.11 on Friday’s defeat, San Luis (74-65) responded on Saturday with a 6-4 victory, they’re seventh in nine games.
With the victory, the Cardinals second place was 8 1 / 2 games behind Central-leading Milwaukee, which won 8-2 to Houston on Saturday night.
St. Louis, home to the Brewers three games starting Monday, to try to enter the decisive series with a strong boost after Jackson (4-2, 3.57 ERA) takes the hill to the end of the series Cincinnati (68-71).
The law has been a great addition to the staff of the Cardinals, allowing two runs or fewer in five of seven starts since being acquired from Toronto in a three-team deal July 27.
Jackson pitched seven strong innings in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory in Milwaukee, giving up one run and not giving up a walk for the first time in 12 starts. He also had an RBI single.
“That shows you what you can do,” said La Russa of the Cardinals ‘web’ official. “To get to this situation and keep everything together, your concentration. … It was really impressive.”
Jackson has never faced the Reds.
Bronson Arroyo will respond with Cincinnati (8-11, 5.13), which has been labeled in the league with 36 homers important – a record for a Reds right and four less than the club record set by general Eric Milton in 2005.
“. I probably would have been more frustrated in the past 22 Go 15.09 with quality starts in ’07 was not really fun,” Arroyo told the Reds website official after giving a pair of homers and six runs in 5 1 – 3 innings of Tuesday’s 9-0 loss in Philadelphia. “… I have not really matched the quality starts I’ve had in the past five seasons, making it a little easier to swallow. Regardless, you would like to go out and perform better than you have.”
The veteran has not fared well against the Cardinals in 2011, going 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in three starts. In 13 career starts in St. Louis, Arroyo is 2-7 with an ERA of 6.48.
Albert Pujols, who along with Matt Holliday are the two cardinals who go deep against Arroyo this season, is 8 to 11 in their last three games overall, raising his average to .296 a season best.
“I’m swinging the bat well,” said Pujols. “I hope to continue doing so.”
Holliday is batting .360 (9 of 25) with four homers and seven of their last seven games against Cincinnati.
The Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is a 30-homer after hitting a two-run shot Saturday. He has three straight two-hit games at Busch Stadium after passing a 19 in the Reds’ first three games in St. Louis in 2011.
Cincinnati, which has already matched its loss total from last season when they won their first division title in 15 years, will try to win their first series in St. Louis since a three-game sweep 5 to 7 June 2006.
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