Final: Cardinals 10, Pirates 7
The Bats were working today, but the gloves were not. The Pirates committed a season-tying high four errors and gave up three home runs to fall to the Cardinals 10-7.
After not scoring over five runs in any game this season, the Pirates accomplished that feat for the second straight game. They have scored 16 runs in the past two games. It took them nine games to accomplish that run total to start the year.
Brad Lincoln pitched a 1-2-3 8th inning of relief. Clint Hurdle has said that Lincoln may be moved into a more back-end of the bullpen role now that Evan Meek has been sent to AAA. So far, Lincoln has a 1.13 ERA over eight innings with nine strikeouts. It is hard not to really like his stuff out of the bullpen.