The Cardinals finished the four-game series with just two hits in 22 at-bats (.091) with men in scoring position. The club was just 7-for-57 (.123) with men in scoring position for the homestand, during which the Cardinals lost six of eight games.
"There are all kinds of explanations and excuses," said La Russa. "But nobody down deep cares.
"Our at-bats are not good enough. And I recognize at-bats like that because I had a career full of them." La Russa was a .199 career hitter in the majors.
ROCKIES 5, CARDINALS 2: The Cardinals wrapped up a four-game series sweep by Colorado at Busch Stadium -- the first time the Rockies had ever done that. The Cards led only one time in the series, scoring two runs on the same sacrifice fly in the first inning of the third game. On Monday, the Cardinals had just one hit with a man in scoring position -- a two-out single by Brendan Ryan that scored a run in the seventh.