The St. Louis Cardinals Are One of the Most Successful Franchises major league baseball historyBut the Cards are poised for their worst start in 50 years.
the cardinals lost los angeles angels 11-7 on Thursday, fell to 10-22 on the season.
According to The Associated Press, the start to the season was their worst since 1973, when St. Louis started the year 8–23.
this was it 6th loss in a row and the ninth in 10 games for the Cardinals, who were swept by the Angels.
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“They’re a good team over there,” Angels Manager Phil Nevin said. “I know their record isn’t indicative of the talent they have, but they are. I know they’re coming, and I never really feel comfortable until the last out, I never do. But resilient, we’ve Well played.”
Cardinals’ starting pitcher Jack Flaherty struck out a career-high 10 runs in just 2 ⅓ innings as he went 2–4 with an ERA of 6.29.
Flaherty said after the game, according to MLB.com, “If I had been average, or an average start, we would have won this game because guys would have come out and taken swings and given me two runs.” “Then, I can’t go to shutdown [inning] After getting two runs in there, and I give up a home run.
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“Things are just continuing to unravel. We’ve got to do a better job as an employee, in general, and I’ve got to do a better job. I just take it [to mean] It wasn’t good enough.”
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“Of course, everyone [expletive] Disappointed,” Flaherty said. “It is what it is, but we’re better than this. That’s the point – we know we’re better than this, and we’re going to get out of this. At some point, we’re going to find out. I was expecting it to happen today, and I was expecting to get off to a good start, but I didn’t.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.