Cardinals Hold Off Pirates 2-1, Tie NLDS 1-1

Automated Insights

Michael Wacha surrendered just a single hit in 7 1/3 innings and Trevor Rosenthal closed it out in the ninth as St. Louis slipped past Pittsburgh, 2-1. Pittsburgh finished with a .037 batting average and a .137 wOBA.


Wacha got his first win of the postseason after he surrendered only one run on one hit with nine strikeouts and two walks. Rosenthal picked up his first save of the postseason after one inning of work striking out one and walking one. Charlie Morton (0-1) got the loss, allowing two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and four walks. Matt Holliday was terrific at the plate for the Cardinals, going 2 for 4 with a home run, a run, and two RBIs. Pedro Alvarez finished 1 for 3 with a home run, a run, and an RBI in the loss.

The Cardinals draw even at one game apiece in the NLDS. The Cardinals will face the Pirates Wednesday in Game 1 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium at 7:07 PM CDT.


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 95.5 M. Holliday LF 4 2 1 1 2 0 0
B 85.8 C. Beltran RF 2 0 1 0 0 2 0
B 84.0 P. Kozma SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 74.0 D. Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
C 73.0 J. Jay CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
D- 61.0 Y. Molina C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 60.0 M. Adams 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
F 59.0 M. Carpenter 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3


Pirates Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
B+ 89.7 P. Alvarez 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1
B 85.4 R. Martin C 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
C 73.0 N. Walker 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
C- 71.0 C. Barmes SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 70.0 J. Tabata PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
C- 70.0 G. Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ 67.0 J. Mercer PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 65.0 J. Morneau 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D 62.0 M. Byrd RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
D- 61.0 S. Marte LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 61.0 A. McCutchen CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 98.4 M. Wacha 7.1 1.23 0.41 1 9 2 96
A 95.9 C. Martinez 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 6
B+ 89.7 T. Rosenthal 1.0 0.00 1.00 0 1 1 21


Pirates Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 97.7 J. Wilson 2.0 0.00 0.00 0 3 0 25
A 95.9 M. Melancon 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 16
A 93.7 V. Mazzaro 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 2
B 83.0 C. Morton 5.2 3.18 1.24 3 4 4 92