After two heartbreaking games where the Cardinals lost in the ninth inning, they drew a tough assignment facing 14 game winning Ublado Jimenez, and lost 4-2 Thursday afternoon.
The Cardinals countering with Chris Carpenter. The Rockies scored two runs on four singles in the first. Doubles in the third and fifth led to singles runs for the Rockies. Jon Jay doubled and scored in the fifth. The Cardinals had runners on 1st and 3rd with one out in the seventh, but Yadier Molina grounded into a routine double play. The Cardinals held to just three hits through 8 innings by Jimenez.
In the ninth off Huston Street, Albert Pujols doubled and scored, but Molina grounded out with a runner on second to end the game.