July 17, 2009 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

 

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Arizona
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG St. Louis
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Lopez 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .306 Schumaker 2B 5 1 3 0 0 1 .305
Drew SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .259 Rasmus CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .276
Upton RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .297 Pujols 1B 4 2 2 2 1 1 .334
Reynolds 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .261 Ludwick RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 .264
Montero C 4 1 2 1 0 2 .272 Duncan LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .231
Parra LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279 Ankiel LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Young CF 3 0 1 0 0 2 .198 Molina C 4 1 4 0 0 0 .290
Whitesell 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .203 Thurston 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 .224
Garland P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .083 Carpenter P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .120
a-Romero PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 a-Stavinoha PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 .250
Schoeneweis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Vasquez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Ryan SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 .282
Zavada P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals

32
1
8 1
1
9

Totals

35
6
13
6
3 9

a-Grounded into a double play for Garland in the 7th. a-Homered for Carpenter, C in the 8th.
BATTING
HR: Montero (6, 9th inning off Motte, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lopez, F 2; Reynolds, M 2; Montero 5; Young, C; Garland.
RBI: Montero (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Montero; Reynolds, M.
GIDP: Parra, G; Romero, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
PO: Reynolds, M (1st base by Molina, Y).

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez, F-Drew, S-Whitesell, J).
BATTING
HR: Pujols 2 (34, 4th inning off Garland, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Garland, 0 on, 0 out), Stavinoha (2, 8th inning off Zavada, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Schumaker 3; Rasmus; Pujols 8; Ludwick; Molina, Y 4; Thurston; Stavinoha 4.
RBI: Pujols 2 (89), Ludwick 2 (58), Stavinoha 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Ludwick 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Carpenter, C 3; Duncan; Pujols.
S: Thurston.
GIDP: Rasmus.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Rasmus (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Schumaker-Ryan, Br-Pujols, Pujols-Ryan, Br-Pujols).
Pickoffs: Molina, Y (Reynolds, M at 1st base).
Arizona
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA St. Louis
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garland (L, 5-9) 6.0 7 2 2 1 6 2 4.45 Carpenter (W, 8-3) 8.0 7 0 0 1 7 0 2.26
Schoeneweis 0.2 1 2 2 2 2 0 6.32 Motte 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 4.72
Vasquez 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.80
Zavada 1.0 4 2 2 0 1 1 2.42
WP: Garland.
IBB: Pujols (by Schoeneweis).
HBP: Young, C (by Carpenter, C).
Pitches-strikes: Garland 101-64, Schoeneweis 23-11, Vasquez, E 10-5, Zavada 23-16, Carpenter, C 103-66, Motte 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garland 6-6, Schoeneweis 0-0, Vasquez, E 0-1, Zavada 1-1, Carpenter, C 11-5, Motte 1-0.
Batters faced: Garland 25, Schoeneweis 5, Vasquez, E 2, Zavada 7, Carpenter, C 30, Motte 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Vasquez, E 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Chris Tiller. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 44,781.
July 17, 2009

Game Recap

ST. LOUIS -- Arizona starter Jon Garland had Albert Pujols right where he wanted him Friday night, leading off two innings with no one to drive in.

But Pujols still managed to do all the damage he could and his two solo homers were enough to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.

The multi home run game was the eighth for Pujols, who leads the majors with 34 homers and 89 RBIs. He has 31 multi home run games in his career.

"I had him in the situation that I wanted every time," Garland said. "Nobody on, leading off innings and he caught me. What are you going to do?"

Pujols spent Wednesday and Thursday resting after being the face of the All-Star Game earlier in the week and he was ready to get back to work.

"I felt good," Pujols said. "Obviously, a couple of days off, you can't go wrong. But you can't think about that; your main focus is to make sure you're ready to go."

Chris Carpenter (8-3) blanked the Diamondbacks over eight innings, allowing seven hits and striking out seven.

"Early on, I left some balls in the middle of the plate that they hit," Carpenter said. "But I felt like I got better."

"It goes to show what a competitor he is," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said.

Miguel Montero hit a homer off reliever Jason Motte for Arizona's only run.

Ryan Ludwick drove in two runs and extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run single, and Nick Stavinoha hit a two-run pinch homer for St. Louis. Yadier Molina matched his career high with four hits, all singles.

Pujols, who struck out in his first at-at, led off the fourth against Garland (5-9) by hitting a pitch 386 feet into the Cardinals' bullpen in right.

When Pujols came up to lead off the sixth, Garland appeared like he would pitch around him, with his first three pitches out of the strike zone. But Garland threw his next one over the plate and Pujols swatted it 435 feet off the facade of the upper deck in left field.

Although it was his first home run this off a 3-0 count, Pujols said he was not surprised to get a strike.

"Why should I be surprised?" he asked. "You have to be ready every pitch."

Garland expected Pujols to be hacking.

"They were going to let him swing," he said. "I knew that."

The Diamondbacks took no such chances an inning later, as reliever Scott Schoeneweis intentionally walked Pujols with two outs and runners on first and third to load the bases. That backfired when Ludwick dumped a single to right off reliever Esmerling Vasquez to make it 4-0.

Pujols had one more chance in the eighth but he flied out to left against Clay Zavada with runners on first and second and two outs.

"He's tough to deal with," Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said. "He's one of the best hitters in baseball, if not the best hitter in baseball. He made us pay a couple of times."

Garland went six innings, allowing two runs and seven hits.

Game Notes

Cardinals INF Khalil Greene has been sent to Double A Springfield to begin an injury rehabilitation assignment. In 47 games, Greene is hitting .200 in 130 at-bats with five home runs and 19 RBIs. ... Arizona OF Justin Upton, fresh off his first All-Star game, struck out his first three plate appearances and finished 0-for-4. ... Molina picked Mark Reynolds off first in the sixth, his six pickoff this season and 32nd of his career. ... The intentional walk was Pujols' 33rd, tops in the majors.