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The Cardinals' skid continues, lose to Astros 5-2

Sep 1, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT

Another series against a bad team in the books, another series loss. The Cardinals lost 5-2 to the Astros today, completing the sweep for Houston.  This follows the Redbirds dropping three of four to the Nats and two of three to the Pirates.  If you can’t get right against those teams, you’ve got a hell of a lot wrong with you. By the time we go to bed tonight, they could be eight games back.

Today’s loss was the same story it’s been for a couple of weeks now: no offense. The return of Jeff Suppan from the disabled list was no manna from heaven either, as he gave up four runs — and walked four — in five innings.

The Cardinals get a day off tomorrow before the Reds come to town. It will be the last time those two teams face one another this year. To say this is a make or break series for St. Louis would be a profound understatement.

  1. Paper Lions - Sep 1, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    I don’t think LaRussa is even trying anymore. Today, he put Skip (who is a horrible 2B) at SS and Ryan (who is an excellent SS) at 2B. It isn’t clear if LaRussa really is losing it or if this is just another one of his ill-advised mind games. Is it that hard to just pencil in a lineup composed of your best players each day and then to just sit back and trust them to win? Apparently, for some, it is. Players win games Tony, not managers; managers just lose them.

  2. geoknows - Sep 1, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Anybody who was expecting a Jeff Suppan start to be manna from heaven is delusional.

  3. Herkimer - Sep 1, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    I keep reading that the Cardinals are losing to lesser teams. The correct statement would be that the Cardinals are themselves a lesser team. Compare their record since June 1 with that of the Brewers or Astros. Nuff said.

  4. Ryan - Sep 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Skip did not play shortstop today. Ryan came into the game there. Not sure what you’re talking about.

  5. Paper Lions - Sep 1, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    My bad, I’m at work, box score said Skip moved to SS and Ryan came in at 2B. Given Tony’s recent strange decisions, it wouldn’t have surprised me.

  6. Levi Stahl - Sep 1, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    It’s gotten really depressing. This stretch of terrible play would be one thing had they not recently had the eight-game winning streak and the sweep of the Reds: that stretch had them playing the kind of ball they played back in April and early May, and the kind of ball we expected all year long. It really felt like they’d turned the corner. I guess there was at least one more corner left to turn . . . here’s hoping there’s another beyond this one.

  7. hoopmatch - Sep 1, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    If you want a little entertainment, go to the St. Louis Post Dispatch web site and peruse the readers’ comments to the latest Cardinals story. Boy are those fans pissed off! They want to fire La Russa, fire the GM, fire Mark McGuire and trade or release all but five or six players.

  8. phlockar - Sep 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    No kidding. They brought Suppan up just so they could have their top 3 pitchers go against the Reds this weekend. By the way, GO REDS!!!!

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