New month… same Cardinals struggles

It hasn’t gotten any better for the Cardinals.

Starting pitcher Steven Matz (0-4) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in five innings for the Cardinals, who fell to the Angels 5-1 on Tuesday night.

“I got into a rhythm after that first inning.” Matz said. “One pitch got me bad there. Not the start I was going for, start of the season or the game. I’ve got a lot of things I need to address and look at. Ultimately I can look at the four innings today finishing strong, so I’ll build off that.”

St. Louis (10-20), facing the Angels for the first time in four years, has lost eight of its last 10 games and is 0-10 in series openers.

“We’re all frustrated,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “When you start going up and down each guy on this roster, there’s not a lack of anything other than baseball’s tough right now. Guys are preparing well. They’re taking their best shot, and it’s not working out, so it’s hard to get frustrated with them.

Taylor Ward capped a four-run first inning with a three-run homer, Patrick Sandoval combined with three relievers on a four-hitter and the Los Angeles Angels marched into Busch Stadium and flat out embarrassed St. Louis. And as the home team left the field, the chorus of boos ran rampant throughout the stadium, as Cardinal Nation has not been happy with the team.

At 10-20, it’s the Cardinals worst start in over 50 years.

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