As the weather heats up can the Cards catch fire? Recap of week 6/7-6/13

After last week where the St Louis Cardinals went 1-6, a day off was needed to reset and recharge.

After the day off on Monday, the week started just like the last one ended. Then it ended like it also.

Cleveland came to town for a two-game series at Busch Stadium.

Game 1 6/8 vs. Cleveland Indians 10 Cardinals 1

Shane Bieber held the Cardinals to just one run on five hits over six innings, striking out five. Edmundo drove in the lone Cardinal run in the fourth inning. Sosa would go 2-4. Matt Carpenter would also have a 2 hit game. He has now hit safely in 4 of his last 5 games. Three Indian Pitchers gave up only one hit, one walk, and struck out six.

Carlos Martinez took the hill for the Redbirds. Coming off his 10 runs in 2/3 of an inning performance at Chavez Ravine, he was looking for something better. What he got was a mixed bag as he would only four innings and give up five runs. However, he walked only one batter and struck out seven. The Cardinal pitching staff as a whole only walked 3 batters total and struck out 12 Indian batters.

Cleveland scored in the first on an Amed Rosario triple plating one, and a ground out by Jose Ramirez brought home the second run of the inning. Ramirez Would strike again in the third by hitting a three-run homer to right field to give the Tribe a 5-0 lead. Martinez was pulled for a pinch hitter in the fourth. Andrew Miller would pitch a scoreless fifth in his three appearances since coming off the IL 4 1/3IP, 5H, 0ER, 1BB, 3Ks.

Jake Woodford gave up a home run to Cesar Hernandez. Daniel Ponce de Leone and Seth Elledge each pitched a scoreless inning. Junior Fernandez would pitch the ninth, and he got bombed. 1IP, 5H, 4R, 2BB, 0Ks. With the loss, the redbirds have lost six in a row. The Cards start the week 0-1 and drop to 31-30 overall and third place in the NL Central.

Game 2 6/9 vs. Cleveland Cardinals 8 Indians 2