News, Notes and Historical Information on the St. Louis Cardinals
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May 30, 1967 at Crosley Field
Reds 2, Cardinals 1 (24-16)
A really nice start by Dick Hughes was wasted with a lack of offense in the Cardinals 2-1 loss. He gave up just two runs on three hits and one walk with thirteen strikeouts in eight solid innings. The loss dropped him to 2-2 on the season.
Bobby Tolan accounted for the lone Cardinals run with a solo homerun. Lou Brock singled twice and he was caught stealing twice in the loss.
May 29, 1967 at Crosley Field
Cardinals 2, Reds 1 (24-14)
Bob Gibson was awesome and he improved to 6-4 with an eleven inning outing against the Reds. He gave up just one run on six hits and three walks with twelve strikeouts in the extra inning win.
Julian Javier doubled home Tim McCarver for the winning run in the eleventh. Lou Brock tacked on two more hits in the win and he scored the first Cardinal run of the game.
May 29, 1967 at Crosley Field
Reds 7, Cardinals 6 (24-15)
Al Jackson was hit hard in the Cardinals loss in the second game of their doubleheader with the Reds. He gave up five runs on nine hits and two walks with a strikeout in four innings. Ron Willis took the loss and he dropped to 1-2 on the season.
Curt Flood had a huge game and he played a part in most of the Cardinals six runs. He went three for four with a homerun and five RBIs. Lou Brock went one for five but he scored two runs.
May 28, 1967 at Connie Mack Stadium
Cardinals 8, Phillies 3 (23-14)
Steve Carlton went the distance and he improved to 3-1 on the season with a nice start against the Phillies. He gave up three runs on seven hits and he struck out six in the win.
Lou Brock had another nice game. He went three for five with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI. Tim McCarver went yard and he drove in two runs in the win.
May 27, 1957 at Connie Mack Stadium
Cardinals 11, Phillies 4 (22-14)
The Cardinals ran up the score on the Phillies in an 11-4 blowout win. Just about everybody got it done for the Cards at the plate but Lou Brock continued his nice start and he was a step ahead of the rest. He went two for six with two RBIs, two runs and he added two more stolen bases to bring his season total up to nineteen on the season.
Larry Jaster picked up the win with a rough five frames. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with three stikeouts and the win improved his record to 3-1 on the season.
May 26, 1967 at Connie Mack Stadium
Phillies 7, Cardinals 4 (21-14)
The Cardinals’ pen gave up four runs in the bottom of the eighth to lose this one to the Phillies. Ron Willis gave up the bulk of the damage and he took the loss. It was a disappointing loss because the Cardinals sent Phillies starter Jim Bunning packing early and while Ray Washburn was hardly stellar in his start, he threw a good enough game to keep the Cards in it.
Lou Brock went two for five with a stolen base and an RBI. Tim McCarver had two hits and he scored a run.
May 25, 1967 at Atlanta Stadium
Cardinals 5, Braves 0 (21-13)
Dick Hughes threw a two hit shutout as the Cardinals ended their two game mini-skid against the Braves. He didn’t walk anyone and he struck out nine.
Curt Flood hit a big three run homer in the win. Lou Brock went two for four with a solo homerun and two runs scored. Brock also stole his sixteenth base of the season.
May 24, 1967 at Atlanta Stadium
Braves 2, Cardinals 0 (20-13)
A pretty good start by Bob Gibson was wasted as the Cardinals were completely shut down by Denny LeMaster. Gibson gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in eight innings.
The lone hit was a Lou Brock single in the third inning. Phil Gagliano reached base twice with two walks.
The Cardinals picked up three consecutive wins against the Pirates this week and they vaulted past the Pirates and they now find themselves knocking on the door of second place. Of course they’re still 7 1/2 games back the Brewers so there’s still work to do.
Chris Duncan had the day off today so his streak of three straight games with a homerun is intact. He’s still hovering just under .300, but he now leads the team with nine homeruns. Unfortunately, with 20 RBIs, it looks like he’s doing it a lot with nobody on. Not that he could help that but it’d be nice. He is getting driven in because he leads the team with 27 runs.
Braden Looper improved to 6-3 with a really nice start this afternoon. He gave up one run on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings. Jason Isringhausen picked up save number 14 and he’s only had two outings where he’s given up runs. It looks like that hip injury, at least for now, is a thing of the past.
Next up is three against the Nationals so a series win at a minimum is expected. The Cubs and Astros both have to face tough NL West opponents so it’d be nice if by the end of the weekend that the Cards make up some ground. The Brewers could help things out by losing a couple of games too.
May 23, 1967 at Atlanta Stadium
Braves 9, Cardinals 6 (20-12)
Steve Carlton and Nelson Briles were both hit hard in the Cardinals 9-6 loss to the Braves. Carlton gave up three runs and he didn’t even pitch through the second inning while Briles took the loss and he gave up five runs in just two innings of work.
Lou Brock had a big day at the plate in the loss. He went two for five with his ninth homerun. He drove in two, scored three runs and stole his 15th base of the season. Julian Javier went two for two with two RBIs and a run.
May 21, 1967 at Shea Stadium
Cardinals 3, Mets 2 (20-11)
Ray Washburn went the distance in the Cardinals 3-2 win over the Mets. He gave up just two runs on seven hits and he struck out three in his second win of the season.
Most of the offense for the Cards came via the long ball. Lou Brock hit a solo homerun and he scored two runs while Roger Maris finished with two hits, one of which was a solo homer.
I made the mistake of looking at the standings today because I saw that the Cardinals have the same number of wins as the Washington Nationals. And the only thing keeping the team out of the cellar is the six team division and the Reds having two more losses then the Cards.
And the Cards lost in several different ways over the weekend. They were blown out, they had a come back attempt fall just short and then they were held in check by a good pitcher.
One good thing to take away from the Tiger series is that Albert Pujols seems to be coming around. He had seven hits in the series and he now has a give game mini-hitting streak. He also saw his OPS climb above the .800 mark again some struggles earlier in the month.
Here’s a good story on outfield prospect Joe Mather, who’s been mired in the lower ends of the minor leagues since being picked third round of the 2001 draft. He’s having an outstanding season in his first year at Double A and he’s posting a slugging percentage right around .700 with ten homeruns.
Next up is three aganst the Pirates and it sure would be nice to kill two birds with one stone by not just getting hot, but getting it done against a division rival. Adam Wainwright gets the start in the opener tomorrow.
May 20, 1967 at Shea Stadium
Cardinals 11, Mets 9 (19-11)
Things didn’t start out well in the Cardinals come from behind win but they came back from a 9-4 deficit to beat the Mets 11-9. Orlando Cepeda led the way with a great day at the plate. He went three for five with a homerun, four RBIs and two runs. Julian Javier also had a nice game and he went three for four with two runs.
The pitching had a rough time and Al Jackson gave up four runs in three innings. Joe Hoerner picked up the win with two shutout innings and Larry Jaster picked up his second save with a shutout ninth.
May 19, 1967 at Shea Stadium
Cardinals 6, Mets 3 (18-11)
Bob Gibson gave up his share of hits in the Cardinals win over the Mets, but he also got his share of strikeouts as he put 11 Mets down on strikes in eight innings. He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks.
Lou Brock hit homerun number seven and he scored two runs in the win. Julian Javier homered and he drove in two runs.
May 17, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 3, Phillies 2 (17-11)
The Cardinals didn’t take the lead in this game until the bottom of the ninth but they got it done with a walk off homer by Tim McCarver. Orlando Cepeda scored on Mike Shannon’s triple in the seventh to tie the game up once and then in the eighth, Curt Flood scored on Cepeda’s single to tie the game up again until the Cards finally won it in the ninth.
Steve Carlton had a nice start. He gave up one unearned run on nine hits with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Dick Hughes picked up the win after he threw a shutout ninth.
May 16, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 4, Phillies 3 (16-11)
Mike Shannon singled home Curt Flood in the bottom of the ninth for the game winning run. It was one of three hits that Shannon had in the game. All nine Cardinals starters had at least one hit in the win and Flood finished with two hits and he scored twice.
Ray Washburn threw seven solid innings to keep the Cardinals in the game. Joe Hoerner picked up the win though and he threw two scoreless frames and struck out three.
I know, I’m behind but we’ve been having some network wide problems that affected all of the Baseball Historians sites. Things were back up this weekend but I was out of town so I apologize for the three week abscence. My first order of business is to get caught up with the 1967 diary. I know it loses it’s appeal when it’s not up to date but it was one of those things.
The Cardinals haven’t lost more then two games in a row since the top of the month. The bad news is, they also haven’t won more then two in a row and they’re stuck in this win one, lose one mode. So they still sit five games below .500 in fifth place, eight games back of the first place Brewers. With a nice streak they could probably scoot into second, but I doubt if the Wild Card is going to come out of the Central so the Cardinals have to get on the ball soon or they’re going to be out of this by the All Star break.
Albert Pujols struggles continue to mystify. He’s hitting just .245 and while he leads the team in RBIs, his .755 OPS is rather pedestrian compared to seasons past. Pujols is going to have to pick it up if the Cardinals are going to make a playoff run.
Braden Looper is probably the biggest surprise. While Adam Wainwright has struggled at times, Braden Looper leads the team in wins, ERA and innings pitched. He’s given up more then three runs in a start just once and he’s given more then two just twice. His career high for innings is 87 1/3 though and he’s already at 51 so we’ll see how the former closer holds up.
Tonight is the rubber game against the Dodgers and a win sure would be nice. Kip Wells takes the mound against Randy Wolf and this one could go either way depending on which Kip Wells shows up.
May 14, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Mets 3, Cardinals 1 (15-11)
The Cardinals hitter never could get on track in their 3-1 loss to the Mets. The lone run came on an RBI single by Tim McCarver and while all six hits were by different Cardinals, none of them were for extra bases.
Bob Gibson was hit hard and he left the game early. He gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. The loss drops his record to 4-3 on the season.
May 12, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 7, Mets 5 (15-10)
The Cardinals picked up fifteen hits but they needed a five run eighth inning to beat the Mets. Mike Shannon was three for five and he drove in three runs. Roger Maris went three for five with two runs while Lou Brock had three hits, a run, an RBI and his twelth stolen base of the season.
Al Jackson left the game after six innings and he didn’t have the lead. Nelson Briles picked up the win with two shutout innings and Ron Willis picked up his second save with a shutout ninth.
May 10, 1967 at Forbes Field
Pirates 4, Cardinals 1 (14-10)
One run on five hits won’t normally cut it and it didn’t in the Cardinals 4-1 loss to the Pirates. Mike Shannon drove in the only run of the game for the Cardinals. Julian Javier reached base twice with a walk and a single and he scored the only run.
A decent start by Dick Hughes went to waste. He gave up two runs on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts in seven innings of work.
May 9, 1967 at Forbes Field
Cardinals 6, Pirates 3 (14-9)
Orlando Cepeda was a perfect four for four in the Cardinals win over the Pirates. He also had a hand in four of the Cardinals six runs with two RBIs and two runs scored. Roger Maris went yard with a solo shot and Tim McCarver drove in two runs with a single and a triple.
Steve Carlton improved to 2-1 with a nice start. He gave up three runs on seven hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in eight innings. Joe Hoerner picked up his second save of the season with a shutout ninth.
May 8, 1967 at Forbes Field
Cardinals 6, Pirates 5 (13-9)
This was a crazy game. Tim McCarver drove him Curt Flood in the ninth inning to send the game into extra frames, and then in the tenth, the Cardinals put three runs on the board. The Pirates made things interesting and scored two in the bottom of the tenth off of Ron Willis, but a pair of relievers slammed the door shut and 6-5 was as close as the Pirates got.
Willis picked up the win after Ray Washburn had a mediocre start. Curt Flood went two for five with a double, an RBI and two runs. Mike Shannon drove in two runs and scored two while McCarver drove in two runs on two hits.
May 7, 1967 at Wrigley Field
Cubs 5, Cardinals 4 (12-9)
Not even Bob Gibson could get the Cardinals back on track. After striking out the first two batters in the ninth, he gave up a double and a single to lose it in his second loss of the season. He gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.
Orlando Cepeda had a nice day at the plate. He went two for four with a homerun and two runs scored. Mike Shannon hit a solo homerun and Lou Brock went two for four with a run.
May 6, 1967 at Wrigley Field
Cardinals 5, Cubs 3 (12-8)
The Cardinals turned the tables on the Cubs this time and scored most of their runs via the long ball. Orlando Cepeda had a nice game and he went three for four with two solo homers. Mike Shannon hit a solo homer and Dal Maxvil went two for four with an RBI.
Al Jackson picked up the win with a solid outing. He gave up three runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings. Ron Willis got the final two batters out and he picked up his second save of the season.
May 5, 1967 at Wrigley Field
Cubs 5, Cardnals 3 (11-8)
The Cardinals lost to their archrivals by giving up a three run lead. Starter Dick Hughes gave up a run in the sixth and then two in the seventh before Steve Carlton came in and gave up a third run in the seventh that turned out to be the game winner. It was Carlton’s first loss of the season and he dropped to an even 1-1 record.
Orlando Cepeda homered and drove in two runs in the loss. Curt Flood doubled, drew a walk and scored two runs.
May 3, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 2, Reds 0 (11-7)
For the second straight game, a Cardinals start threw a two hit shutout. This time it was Ray Washburn who held the Reds to two hits and three walks with five strikeouts and the win was his first of the season.
Like yesterday, Mike Shannon provided the offense. He went singled home the two Cardinals runs with the bases loaded in the fourth inning. Lou Brock singled and he stole his eighth base of the season.
May 2, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 5, Reds 0 (10-7)
The Cardinals did a number on the Reds and ended their four game losing streak with a two hit shutout by Bob Gibson. The right hander walked just two batters and he struck out 12 in an impressive outing.
Mike Shannon provided most of the offense for the Cardinals with a bases loaded clearing double in the fifth inning. Curt Flood went two for five and Roger Maris went one for three with a walk, a run and an RBI.
May 1, 967 at Busch Stadium
Pirates 8, Cardinals 5 (9-7)
The Cardinals dropped their fourth straight game and they also suffered their first sweep of the season in their series finale with the Pirates. Al Jackson was hit hard and he took the loss. He gave up four runs on six hits with a strikeout in just two innings. Dick Hughes was also hit hard and he gave up three runs in two innings.
Alex Johnson hit a solo homerun in the loss. Lou Brock went one for five with two RBI and Curt Flood went two for four with a run.
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