Not a good night all the way around for the St. Louis Cardinals as they lose the game to the San Diego Padres 4 to 0, and also lose pitcher Kyle Lohse to an injury.
Lohse would give up three hits and four runs over four innings of work. He would leave in the fifth with what is being called a strained groin muscle.
In the second inning, Lohse would give up a double, a single, and a three run home run as the Padres took a 3 to 0 lead. Brad Thompson would give up one more run in the eighth after giving up a lead off walk and two singles.
On the other side, despite having runners on base the first six innings, Padres starter Clayton Richard controlled the Cards for those innings, giving up five hits and striking out six. St. Louis would get hits, all singles, from Brendan Ryan, Albert Pujols, Mark DeRosa, Rick Ankiel, and Lohse.
Solid relief work from Dennys Reyes and Blake Hawksworth kept the lead at three.
Manager Tony LaRussa said after the game that Lohse is most likely headed to the disabled list for the second time this season. Prior to this season, Lohse had never been on the disasbled list.
The Chicago Cubs also lost last night, so the Cards maintain their seven game lead in the NL Central. Game three of the four game series is tonight with Chris Carpenter going after win number 14 on the year. The Padres will counter with Kevin Correia. Game time is 9:05.