Cardinals road slump continues
There was no shortage of Cardinals headlines on Wednesday. Yadier Molina went on the disabled list with a sprained right knee. The trade deadline came and went without a move by the Cardinals. And then there was yet another loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Another narrow, painful loss as the Cardinals fell 5-4 to make it seven straight losses on the current road trip. The Cardinals wasted a 13 hit attack on offense featuring a 3 hit night from Matt Holliday. Adam Wainwright couldn’t hang on to leads of 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2. The Pirates pushed ahead the winning run in the bottom of the 8th when Russell Martin delivered a 2 out RBI single off Trevor Rosenthal, who took the loss. The Cardinals now trail the Pirates by 2.5 games in the NL Central.