It’s safe to say that Friday night was a night to forget for the St. Louis Cardinals and their loyal fans.
After jumping out to an early 5–0 lead, he stranded the bases loaded three times and ultimately allowed seven unanswered runs, thus suffering their most devastating loss of the season thus far.
This has been a trend for a team that was heavily favored to win the NL Central.
The Cardinals have had some tough losses this season, and Friday night was no different.
In fact, it was the second time this week he had built up a late lead.
On Twitter, Cardinals analyst Brandon Kelly listed three of the team’s most soul-crushing losses, pointing out a very troubling trend.
10th inning loss against the Reds, Ramirez walks against the Guardians and now the loss is up against the Pirates tonight.
When #STLCards lose recently, they find a way to make it happen in the most dramatic way possible.
— Brandon Kelly (@BKSportsTalk) June 3, 2023
Kelly cited in a 6–5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on May 22.
In that game, the Cardinals overcame a late deficit to tie it at five runs.
But after stranding the bases loaded in the ninth, he was released in extra innings.
On Sunday, they were two out of three away from the Cleveland Guardians.
Unfortunately, Ryan Helsley let the lead slip as Jose Ramirez gave up a two-off double.
Friday night was another big loss for the team.
They returned to last place in the NL Central and now sit 5.5 games back of first, eight games below the .500 mark at 25–33.
Kelly noted that when the Cardinals lose, it seems they do so in the most dramatic way possible, with Friday being a perfect example of this troubling trend.
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