Bottom Line: Matt Adams and Lance Lynn are the only names you need to worry about tonight. Adams hit 2 home run and took responsibility for 6 of the 8 runs earned by the Cardinals. His batting average rose to .328, the third best in the national league. Lynn had an impressive shut out performance, throwing 108 pitches through 8 innings.

Lance Lynn
Lance Lynn

The mile-high Rockies hit a definite low tonight, losing their 7th game in a row. The Rockies were only able to garner three hits against Lynn, who now has 8 wins and 5 losses on the season. The Cards now lead the league in shutouts (15).

With Garcia and Wacha headed to the DL, the Cardinals were desperately hoping for some good news tonight. Well the good news came, and our record moves to 42-35 putting us 4.5 games behind the Brewers, who lost tonight. On top of that, the Cards officially have a winning record on the road (19-18). This was the Cards’ 77th game, and as I always say, you never want to lose your 77th game…..

What’s Next: Shelby Miller will face Jorge De La Rosa tomorrow in the Cards’ 2nd game of their 3 game series with the Rockies. The game will air at 7:40pm CST on FSMW.