Tony LaRussa wanted the Cardinals to show they could win those games too.
The 3-2 affairs, the 2-1 dances.
The Cards proved they could win the close game on the back of (dare I say it?) a good performance by the bullpen.
Anyone still want to make KMac into a starter?
Brendan Ryan is sure making a strong case for his place on this team, eh? Ryan made a couple of pretty slick plays at shortstop last night, and figures to continue to see a significant number of at-bats at the middle infield positions.
Ryan Franklin has now converted all of his save opportunities and has yet to surrender a run.
*KNOCK ON WOOD*
Could there really be substance to his claims that he “felt bad” last season or “didn’t want to steal” Isringhausen’s role? He’s really owning it this season.
I wouldn’t rule it out, especially if Good Joel can keep this up. Here’s hoping it’s not the Cardinals.
In the meantime, who had their money on Pineiro keeping this starting rotation afloat while Chris Carpenter is on the disabled list?