Just when I thought it was safe to go to bed

by on May 21, 2008 · 0 comments

Joel Pineiro goes and gives up a home run.  Sigh.

I was all stoked to get up this morning and write a big, long detailed post about how the Cardinals had found their mojo back.  After the 8-2 drubbing they put on the Padres Monday night, it seemed the offense had perhaps found a stride.  Two home runs by El Hombre and another for Ryan “Try to Keep Me Out of the Lineup Now” Ludwick seemed to shake a funk that has hung over this team since the Milwaukee series of a couple weeks ago.  Sure, they left another eleven men-on-base, furthering their league lead in LOB – but the runs actually came with that.

Last night, with the Cardinals ahead 2-0 going into the sixth, I took my tired behind to bed.  Surely, they would add a couple more and wind up getting the 5-2 or 4-2 triumph, right?  Wrong.  I underestimated the razor-thin line that this offense has to walk in order to push runs across.  They only left three men-on-base, but that number doesn’t impress too much when they only had seven hits, six of them singles.  San Diego got a couple key walks out of Pineiro and the big, clutch hit from Kevin Kouzmanoff.

Maybe some of the Cardinal hitters were watching…so THAT’S what a clutch hit looks like!

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Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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