The Cardinals and Rockies were delayed two hours and one minute by rain on Thursday which meant St. Louis had to wait an extra long time to suffer a tough loss. Reliever Jason Isringhausen was charged with three runs in the bottom of the ninth to blow a two-run lead and hand Colorado an 8-7 win.
Isringhausen loaded the bases and surrendered a two-run single to Todd Helton, which tied the game at 8-8. He intentionally walked Matt Holliday, who had already roughed the Cardinals up with two solo-home runs. Wit the bases loaded, Isringhausen was pulled for Randy Flores, who proceeded to walk Brad Hawpe on five pitches to drive in Desi Relaford who got the winning run for Colorado.
It marked Isringhausen’s first blown save in 17 tries this season and he was charged with the loss.
Scott Seabol and Einar Diaz drove in two runs apiece in the loss, as St. Louis dropped two-of-four in Colorado.