Apparently society’s enlightened views on corporal punishment have failed to reach St. Louis, because the
This time the Dodgers wasted a sterling effort by right-hander
By the time it was over, the Cardinals had rallied with three eighth-inning runs to pull out a 4-2 victory over the frustrated Dodgers before a silenced
The victory meant the Cardinals took three of four games from the Dodgers -- the first time the Dodgers have lost a home series since last August. The Dodgers are now 2-5 against St. Louis this season. This follows the Cardinals having bounced the Dodgers out of the postseason the last two years.
Everybody else looks at the Dodgers and sees all that marvelous talent. The Cardinals see easy pickings.
Greinke gave the Dodgers about all they could ask for, holding the Cardinals to one run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out eight.
The only run he gave up came in the sixth inning when
By then the Dodgers had already scored twice off
They added a second run in the third when Greinke and Puig singled, and Turner -- batting cleanup -- drove a hit to center to score Greinke from second base.
But that was all the damage the Dodgers could manage against Lynn. Their offense, rolling along so merrily early this season, suddenly finds everything a struggle. Couple that with the bullpen's recent demise and losing happens.
The Dodgers have now scored two runs or less in 14 of their last 22 games.
The Cardinals’ winning rally started in the eighth against Adam Liberatore when he walked leadoff hitter
Matt Holiday then poked a low, outside pitch down the right-field line. Puig charged but failed to bend over enough to field the ball and it squirted past him for a triple as Carpenter scored the tying run. Peralta lined a hit through a drawn-in infield to score pinch-runner
The Dodgers currently have four relievers on the disabled list --