The lowly Miami Marlins are already winless in four meetings with the St. Louis Cardinals, and now they have to face John Lackey at Busch Stadium.
Jaime Garcia pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning and Matt Carpenter homered, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Miami Marlins 3-1 Friday night.
When Lance Lynn threw his final pitch Thursday for strike three to escape a jam, he turned toward center field and screamed something with adrenaline-fueled fervor.
Baseball’s best team has been enjoying their series against the Miami Marlins this week.
The Miami Marlins have been about as inconsistent as you can be in 2015.
In his first appearance for the Miami Marlins since being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds, Mat Latos pitched three scoreless innings in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Right-hander Lance Lynn left the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring training game in the second inning Sunday with a left hip flexor strain, and six relievers combined to allow only one run in a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Matt Kemp skipped down the first base line, watching his drive fly while calling out to the ball, trying to coax it to stay fair.
Yadier Molina has lined into so many hard outs, the St. Louis Cardinals figured he was overdue. Molina and Oscar Taveras placed consecutive two-out RBI doubles just out of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton’s reach in a three-run sixth inning in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
An overdue offensive outburst has the St. Louis Cardinals hoping their recent scoring woes are finally behind them. Lance Lynn also getting back on track could help St. Louis earn a third straight victory as it hosts the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game set Friday night.