West Coast games are evil. This game seemed to putz around for about two hours and still was only in the fourth inning. I forgot I had to write the recap so I went to bed after the Kenta Maeda hit a two-RBI single to put the Dodgers up four runs to three. Everything else that happened after that, well I cannot tell you about and frankly, do not want to. It does not matter anyway because the Dodgers won and the Cardinals scored no more runs.
What I did see was the Cardinals pounce on Kenta Maeda right away. The game actually looked promising. Then the Birdos stranded runners and ran into outs and it was overall unpleasant.
Michael Wacha looked promising until things started to unravel in the fourth. His only real blemish until then was a Chase Utley solo homer. Wacha allowed a one-out single to Cody Bellinger, the infielder starting at centerfield for the injured Joc Pederson, followed that up by striking out Chase Utley, then gave up back-to-back singles to Enrique Henandez and Yasiel Puig. Puig stole second and then the opposing pitcher hit them home because that is a thing that happens to the Cardinals now.
Other stuff happened after that, but I went to sleep. Wacha apparently let two runners on, Brett Cecil allowed them to score, and then the Dodgers plated another run in the sixth for good measure.
Here is this thing:
Next up the Cardinals head to Coors to take on the Rockies. Carlos Martínez is set to start against Antonio Senzatela at 7:40 CST.