Cards’ Game 80 – Win vs Giants

by on July 1, 2009 · 0 comments

Wa-hey!  That’s a winner!

After another frustrating night on offense from the Cardinals (don’t know about you, but I find it virtually impossible to tell anymore if the Cardinal lineup is that bad, or if we are just seeing great pitching each night – let’s call it both), the Cards finally were able to make good against a pitcher, this time Matt Cain who had *it* working.

Entering tonight’s game, the Cardinals in walk-off decisions: 0-4

After tonight’s game, the Cardinals in walk-off decisions: 1-4

Colby Rasmus hit a bomb into the right-center field bleachers leading off the bottom of the tenth inning, precluding another intentional walk to Albert Pujols.

Adam Wainwright was just as fearsome as Cain tonight, striking out twelve in nine innings, and really only getting himself into trouble in the eighth inning.  In fact, no San Francisco runner had reached second base in the game prior to that inning.  Waino, in true 2006 fashion, loaded the bases with no one out, then proceeded to allow only one run.  Not too shabby.

Random

Pujols stole his tenth base tonight, putting him into double digits prior to the halfway mark.  Is a 60/20 season in the making?

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Daniel of C70 at the Bat correctly predicted Colby’s walk-off home run on tonight’s UCB Radio Hour.  His bet would’ve paid off far more than mine in Vegas, I took the easy odds with Pujols not seeing a pitch to hit.  Good for Daniel.

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Is there a good argument for Ryan Franklin *not* making the All-Star team?

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They finally caved.

Joe Strauss and Rick Hummel have taken the Twitter plunge.  Following much harrassment by Miklasz, Leach, and Goold – you can now follow 140 or less characters worth of @JoeStrauss and @cmshhummel.  Enjoy!

Tomorrow

Todd Wellemeyer versus Barry Zito.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have Mark DeRosa in the lineup versus the lefty Zito?  Ah, wishful thinking.  Let’s just get DeRo back before the break, eh?

6:15p CT first pitch, as the Cards look to even the series.

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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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