The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most successful franchises in History of Major League Baseballbut the Cardinals are off to their worst start in 50 years.
The Cardinals lost to the angels of los angeles 11-7 on Thursday, falling to 10-22 on the season.
The start to the season is the worst since 1973, when St. Louis started the year 8-23, according to The Associated Press.
It was him sixth straight loss and the ninth in 10 games for the Cardinals, who were swept by the Angels.
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«They are a good team there,» los angeles manager Phil Nevin said. «I know their record isn’t indicative of the talent they have, but I know they’re coming, and I never really felt comfortable until the last out, never did. But resilient, we played great.»
Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty allowed a career-high 10 runs in just 2 ⅓ innings, falling to 2–4 with a 6.29 ERA.
«If I was average, or had an average start, we would win this game, because the guys came out and gave me two runs,» Flaherty said after the game, according to MLB.com. «So, I can’t go put a shutdown [inning] after we get two runs there, and I give up the home run.
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«Things continue to fall apart. We have to do a better job as a staff, in general, and I have to do a better job. I just take it [to mean] It wasn’t good enough.»
St. Louis owns the worst record in the National League as the team welcomes the detroit tigers to Busch Stadium on Friday for a three-game series.
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«Of course everyone [expletive] frustrated,» Flaherty said. «It is what it is, but we’re so much better than this. That’s the thing: we know we’re better than this, and we’re going to get out of it. At some point, we’re going to find out. I was hoping it would be today, and I was hoping to put together a good start, but I didn’t.»
Associated Press contributed to this report.