The Cardinals helped beat themselves Friday with two critical errors, both of which opened the door to the Astros’ scoring.
Saturday, Jaime Garcia had more problems with a team he has never beaten. With a 1-run lead in the bottom of the first, Jaime Garcia walked the bases full. Still, he got 2 outs and had an 0-2 count on Chris Johnson, when he made a mistake, Johnson took him deep. Just like that, it was 4-1, Astros, and they never looked back.
The Astros’ Bud Norris, meanwhile, continued his effectiveness against St. Louis and held the Redbirds to 3 hits and 1 run over 6 innings.
Let’s hope Adam Wainwright has more of his old magic today.