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Cardinals off to strong start despite Isringhausen's struggles

May 8, 2008 - 2:30 PM St Louis (22-13) at Colorado (13-21) 3:05 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are off to strong start. Their record would be even better if not for closer Jason Isringhausen's struggles.

The Cardinals look to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss when they wrap up a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

Isringhausen blew his fourth save of the season on Wednesday, as the Rockies touched the Cardinals' closer for four runs to rally from a three-run deficit and claim a 4-3 victory.

The 35-year-old righthander has 11 saves this season but has posted just a 1-3 record with a dismal 6.60 ERA.

Kyle Lohse (3-1, 3.79 ERA) takes the mound for St. Louis on Thursday following his worst start of the season.

The 29-year-old righthander allowed a season-high eight runs, nine hits and two walks in six innings, suffering the loss during Saturday's 9-3 setback to the Chicago Cubs.

Colorado counters with lefthander Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 20.25 ERA), who is making his second start since being acquired from the Kansas City Royals on April 30.

De La Rosa surrendered nine runs and nine hits in four innings en route to a 12-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 7 0
    COLORADO 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 x 9 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: STL - KYLE LOHSE, RUSS SPRINGER (5TH), MIKE PARISI (6TH) AND YADIER
    MOLINA
    COL - JORGE DE LA ROSA, MANNY CORPAS (6TH), MATT HERGES
    (8TH), TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ (9TH) AND

    May 8 5:56 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY MIKE PARISI ALLOWED MATT HOLLIDAY TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3
    COLORADO 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.352, 1-FOR-3, BB, 2 RBI)

    Cardinals 3, Rockies 9  Bot 8, 0 OutsMay 8 5:47 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED OMAR QUINTANILLA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, M HOLLIDAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3
    COLORADO 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: R SPILBORGHS (.321, 0-FOR-2, BB, SF, RBI)

    Cardinals 3, Rockies 8  Bot 8, 0 OutsMay 8 5:43 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN LUDWICK (7) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF MATT HERGES.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3, COLORADO 7
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: Y MOLINA (.305, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Cardinals 3, Rockies 7  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 8 5:35 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY YADIER MOLINA SCORED SKIP SCHUMAKER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y MOLINA ON FIRST, A PUJOLS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 2
    COLORADO 7 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: B RYAN (.300, 0-FOR-2)

    Cardinals 2, Rockies 7  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 8 4:54 PM
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    Cardinals 1, Rockies 7  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 8 4:38 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN SPILBORGHS SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    COLORADO 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.365, 1-FOR-1, BB, 2 RBI)

    Cardinals 1, Rockies 7  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 8 4:21 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED OMAR QUINTANILLA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, M HOLLIDAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    COLORADO 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: R SPILBORGHS (.327, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Cardinals 1, Rockies 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 8 4:18 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JORGE DE LA ROSA SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BARMES ON SECOND, C IANNETTA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    COLORADO 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: S PODSEDNIK (.286, 0-FOR-2)

    Cardinals 1, Rockies 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 8 4:00 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN LUDWICK (6) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF JORGE DE LA ROSA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1, COLORADO 4
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: Y MOLINA (.294, 2 HR, 10 RBI)

    Cardinals 1, Rockies 4  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 8 3:29 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CLINT BARMES SCORED RYAN SPILBORGHS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C BARMES ON SECOND, C IANNETTA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    COLORADO 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J DE LA ROSA (.000, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Cardinals 0, Rockies 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 8 3:24 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS IANNETTA SCORED TODD HELTON AND GARRETT
    ATKINS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C IANNETTA ON FIRST, R SPILBORGHS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C BARMES (.309, 2 HR, 11 RBI)

    Cardinals 0, Rockies 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 8 3:22 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.319, 6 HR, 22 RBI)

    Cardinals 0, Rockies 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 8 3:14 PM