Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday just recently returned from the disabled list after missing six weeks with a torn quadriceps muscle and now he’s headed back to the DL with the same injury.
Their silent bats were only one concern for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton, left, is forced out at first base by St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark Reynolds on a bunt attempt during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in St. Louis.
Holliday was injured in the first inning after running to first base on a double play ball and the seven-time All-Star had an MRI later in the night to determine the severity of the injury.
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“I think it was actually ruled an inside-the-park home run”, Bruce said.
Price was impressed with the rookie’s resolve. “To squeak out a 1-0 victory with no margin for error is really very impressive”.
For the first time since September of 2011, the Cincinnati Reds have won a series on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals, thanks to another outstanding pitching performance. It was the first time Cincinnati won consecutive games in the same series since June 2006.
After DeSclafani departed, J.J. Hoover worked the eighth and closer Aroldis Chapman pitched a clean ninth, ending the game with a strikeout of catcher Yadier Molina on a 102 miles per hour fastball for his 21st save of the season. Walden threw 15 pitches, gave up a hit and a walk and struck out one in a scoreless outing.
Reds: LHP David Holmberg (NR) will make his major league debut Thursday to kick off a four-game series at home against Pittsburgh.
Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (11-4, 2.34 ERA) will start as the Cardinals open a four-game series against the Rockies.